Gartner Research

Algorithms Will Transform Talent Acquisition

Published: 11 February 2016

ID: G00299729

Analyst(s): Helen Poitevin

Summary

Algorithms will transform recruitment processes by replacing reliance on both recruiters' intuition and automated CV evaluation based on word matching with insights gleaned over time from analysis of large datasets. This will help hiring managers hire the best staff.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Algorithms evaluating candidates' suitability for particular roles will replace both manual processing of CVs (resumes) by recruiters and automated CV ranking based on word matching
  • The ability to use a wide variety of data sources in complex ways by employing machine-learning and data science techniques is resulting in a growing number of unique software solutions for talent acquisition leaders to evaluate
  • The emerging incorporation of selection algorithms into talent acquisition technologies poses a challenge to HR leaders' use of traditional prehire assessment tools

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