Technological advancement keeps soaring every day, and over the decades, the enormous growth has been bewildering. One of the most magical results of technological inventions is ‘robots’ which are mechanically programmed creatures built in human image and saddled with complicated duties.
Corporate firms and all the sectors of the economy are fast keyings into this innovation which was first constructed 70 years ago, according to LinkedIn.
The largest career-based social media platform, LinkedIn has posted a report via its worldwide employment news portal this week that big industries are finding ways to offset some of the burden of recruitment to compatible channels. Planning and preparing for job interviews can be overwhelming, especially now that many firms want to increase their staff members. Interestingly, corporate companies are already hiring the services of robots. Chatbots are not spared either.
A study was carried out by LinkedIn on more than 8.800 employment and recruitment agents, and the aftermath showed the degree of their enthusiasm on how this new development will affect positively socio-economic growth this year. According to the study which was in the form of public votes, one of the most popular robot, Al has the highest votes, due to its ability to save time.
The percentage of support for Al goes thus; eliminate human preconception (42%); time utilizer-66%, and lastly, it provides information on the most qualified applicants, while over 50% of people who responded to the poll agreed that AI is unique with functionalities which include training and grooming of applicants-54%; evaluation of applicants-57%; and looking for applicants- 58%.
Based on the data and information collated in the case studies, LinkedIn reported that giants in the economic sector such as Vodaphone based in the United Kingdom, have started utilizing this alternative means in the technological innovation. The telecommunication outfit is seeking the possibility of conducting 50,000 job interviews for applicants to fill the post of customer care agents at its call center department, Vodaphone wants to explore easier means to do the interviews, like electronic chat system and video calls.
Job applicants are expected to record their own job interview sessions by providing answers to graded questions set by the firms they want to apply to, after which the programmed artificial intelligence tools, the “robots’ will evaluate the responses to the graded questions. The evaluation will be based on many public speaking criteria such as voice pitch, facial expression, body gestures and other 16,000 qualifying criteria. The final results of successful candidates will be decided by Al which will give them pass marks after it is satisfied with their performances, judging from its final evaluation. The lucky applicants who will be selected by Al will get the chance to come for physical screening and verification.
Vodaphone noted that this method had reduced the amount of time usually spent on regular interview sessions which have come down to half, that is 50% less time on interviews. Another strength of Al is its effectiveness to evaluate and detects the right demeanor displayed by prospective applicants, which is not easy to confirm through phone interviews.
Apart from Vodaphone, more companies are also courting the services of chatbots at the pre-interview stage and during the interview. Such companies are Sutherland and Deutsche Telekom AG. They make use of this programmed intelligence to finalize the beginning of job application procedures and develop the one-on-one experiences of their applicants. The work of bots consists of many official tasks such as holding a steady conversation with applicants in order to sieve out the incompetent ones who don’t seem ready to take up the jobs professionally. Robots could also maintain a healthy interactive session with the qualified candidates so that they won’t feel bored or give up on applying.
Robots talking to someone especially in a formal setting may sound ridiculous, and it can discourage some people who may have concerns about the highly artificial disposition of the robots. On the contrary, says the LinkedIn report, hiring agents and the teeming unemployed people were resting assured that robots are not as aloof as they might think and with the patient, they will come to realize that robots like Al also have human attributes installed inside them. Importantly, says the report, getting the job is more vital.