More than 95% of senior HR professionals believe that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to greatly enhance talent acquisition and retention, according to new research.
However, concerningly, over half of professionals are not comfortable with the current pace of technological transformation in their talent function.
The research, carried out by global talent acquisition and management firm, Alexander Mann Solutions, found that 57% believe the innovation within their organisation is too slow.
In fact, despite the belief that AI will enhance the efficiency of their department, just one in four HR leaders currently use such programmes.
Laurie Padua, Director of Technology & Operations Consulting at Alexander Mann Solutions, said: “It is certainly promising to see that an astounding 96% of senior HR leaders understand the benefits of utilising AI in their HR and talent functions. AI technologies and data analytics tools both hold significant opportunities for candidate sourcing, selection and retention.
“And with figures from LinkedIn’s 2016 Global Recruiting Survey finding that 46% of HR leaders are still struggling to attract candidates in high demand talent pools, it’s clear that organisations which embrace technology will have an edge over their competitors.”
“With the ‘race to innovate’ intensifying across a wide range of professional sectors, and the business benefits of the early adoption of AI programmes becoming increasingly clear, it is somewhat unsurprising that 57% of senior HR professionals are not comfortable with the current pace of transformation within their own function. However figures suggest that there is a disconnect between HR’s willingness to innovate, and tangible adoption of AI technology. Companies who embrace change and are quick to adopt these technologies will have far greater access to in-demand talent pools, while those who fail to act are likely to fall behind.”
SOURCE: BlueSky PR