Talent acquisition professionals are welcoming AI as a tool, with nearly half saying big data and AI are making their roles easier.
The global Korn Kerry survey of 800 recruiters also revealed that 40% said the top way it helps is providing valuable insights, and 27% claimed it has freed up their time.
When asked to compare the quality of candidates today to five years ago, when AI was still in its infancy, 59% said candidates are more qualified today, and 51% said roles are filled in a more timely manner.
Jacob Zabkowicz, Korn Ferry vice president and general manager, RPO, North America, commented, “AI helps us dramatically enhance outcomes by finding patterns and relationships to better understand what a successful person looks in a particular position.
“For example, in a search for a global automotive maker, we discovered that in one country there was a significant movement of executives from the luxury goods sector to the automotive sector – a relationship that wouldn’t have been obvious without AI.”