For a moment, imagine you’re fresh out of college and you’ve been called in for your first job interview. Your parents give you great advice on how to dress and behave, friends and seniors explain how you should answer awkward questions, and the Internet gives you loads of advice on body language and negotiating salary. You’re nicely confused by the time you enter the room you’re directed to. And then, all you see is a computer. No intimidating panel of interviewers, no bosses or human resources people, nothing except a screen. Your only human interaction is with someone who tells you to answer all the questions that come up on screen.
Sounds like something out of that 2013 science-fiction movie Her, doesn’t it? Instead of falling in love with an operating system, you get hired by one. It’s not as odd as it sounds, though. And it’s not something that’s restricted to techies. Across industries, recruiters are relying increasingly on artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics as tools to identify the best candidates. Like their global counterparts, Indian companies have been using AI to help in the hiring process.
Artificial intelligence, which scours through troves of data to recognise patterns,has changed the way companies do business around the world. Human resource (HR) professionals have been diving into data and analytics for a host of HR functions from recruitment and talent development