Artificial Intelligence

Definitive Guide to AI in Recruitment

This Definitive Guide to AI in Recruitment will give you a good understanding and info of AI basics. With this guide, you will learn how to use AI in recruitment.

In addition, we recommend that you also download a visual guide that has even more info and examples, e.g. great AI tools you can use. 👇🏻

Basic AI Terminology

Let’s start with a short “crash course” in basic AI terminology, so reading the rest of this blog entry will be a breeze!

Internet is full of definitions for artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and artificial general intelligence. To successfully use AI in recruitment, you should know some basics. Here you will learn simple explanations for some of these terms.

  • Artificial Intelligence or AI is a computer program or a machine that is capable of human-like behaviour.
  • Machine learning means human-developed algorithms that can be taught with data.
  • Large Language Model (LLM) is a versatile machine learning model adept at various natural language processing (NLP) tasks including text generation, classification, conversational question answering, and language translation.
  • Generative AI is a form of AI that can produce novel data or content resembling, though not identical to, its training data.
  • When a neural network learns algorithms or abstractions it needs, directly from the data, by itself, it is called deep learning.
  • A machine capable of understanding the world, as well as any human that can independently conclude what it should learn, is called artificial general intelligence, or AGI. This kind of machine does not yet excist.

13 % of HR managers say AI is already a regular part of HR. (Ideal)

How to Use AI in Recruitment

You can use AI for many parts of the recruitment process. Therefore we gathered some of the coolest methods and purposes for AI that you can use.

1. Creating job ads

Generative AI tools like ChatGPT or Google’s Gemini are ideal tools for creating descriptions for job ads. Use them as your sparring partners or let them generate entire descriptions to see the results. Word of advice: always be sure to check the output of generic LLM-based solutions.

2. Translating

Another timesaving way to utilize generative AI is translating content. This may come in handy with job ad translations, candidate communication, internal notes and even video interviews.

3. Writing summaries

The use cases of generative AI in recruitment don’t end there. You can save time by letting AI write summaries for you. An AI assistant writing summaries of an application or interview notes is not only a great way to streamline recruitment, but a way to improve communication with internal and external stakeholders.

4. Sourcing Candidates

Web crawlers help you find potential candidates from the internet. Web crawlers are internet bots that systematically browse the internet, typically for the purpose of web indexing. Then again sourcing tools will find candidates automatically from your internal talent pools or communities.

5. Matching Candidates

AI enables automatic reviews and candidate scoring. It will also give you recommendations of the most suitable candidates, based on the candidate’s talents and scores.

6. Candidate Communication

Chatbots are getting more and more popular as it is easy, for instance, for a website visitor to contact a company or get an answer to a quick question via chatbot. AI makes it also easy for the recruiter to give candidates relevant feedback. AI can give you pre-written personalized reviews for candidates which eases your work as a recruiter.

7. Predictive and Intelligent Analytics

AI can predict what kind of a person would fit in the team, and also recognize when you need a new employee. With the help of AI, you get different metrics about candidate experience and candidate relevancy. With clear metrics, it’s easier to improve processes and candidate experience.

For more tips on how to use AI in recruitment, please download the Definitive Guide to AI in Recruitment. We also suggest you read our blog post about The Benefits of Using AI in Recruitment.

80% of executives believe AI can improve productivity and performance. (Undercover Recruiter)

Data Sources

How can you take advantage of data when using AI in recruitment? You can gather human resource data from three main sources: Applicant Tracking Systems, HR Systems, and Online Platforms. For instance, recruitment processes and employment relationships generate lots of data. That data is usually stored in an applicant tracking system (ATS) and HR systems. Sadly, many companies don’t often systematically enrich or effectively use the data. Luckily, AI tools are here to assist you and take advantage of the data!

Then again, online platforms offer public data sets that are standardized. However, the company that is using the data, doesn’t own it. A good example of an online platform is ESCO, the European multilingual classification of Skills, Competencies, and Occupations. ESCO works like a dictionary, describing, identifying, and classifying professional occupations and skills relevant for the EU labor market and education and training.

Job Seekers want to see more Virtual Reality and Job Matching Technology in the job search. (Career Arc)

What can we learn from using AI in recruitment?

AI gives massive potential for its users, but despite the major boom we are seeing, it is still in the early development phase. Although AI tools or projects will not always succeed, that doesn’t mean you should be scared to use them. As a matter of fact, the most important thing is to learn from the mistakes.

Using the company’s own data for deep learning model is often not enough. First, if a company, for example, by accident discriminates against women in job search, the deep learning model will learn it as well. Second, it is important for the user to set certain methods for the profound learning model. For instance, one good option is semi-supervised learning, in which a person sanity checks what the model learns. Third, it is also vital to use standardized data (e.g. ESCO).

Note! AI can help to streamline recruitment process in so many ways, but we won’t encourage you to reject candidates based solely on AI decision making.

TalentAdore – forerunners of AI in Recruitment

AI has been a part of TalentAdore’s solution since our company’s inception in 2014. Features in our ever-growing suite of AI products are built specifically for recruitment tasks and are designed to improve the lives of recruiters and candidates alike. We also strive to make our product the most secure recruitment software in the market.

With TalentAdore Hire, you can send AI-assisted and 100 % personalized feedback messages to all your candidates, and at the same time, improve your candidate experience. TalentAdore’s AI algorithms do the writing for you, while you can always check the messages, and do your own additions if you feel like it.

TalentAdore's AI-assisted candidate feedback module

TalentAdore Hire will help you streamline your recruitment, improve candidate experience and build your employer brand. Request a personal demo to see our AI-assisted recruitment software in action. ✨

Bonus: ChatGPT took the world by storm in 2023. Would you like to learn more about ChatGPT and it’s use cases in recruitment? Delve into this topic by downloading our free guide: ChatGPT & AI in recruitment.

Miira Leinonen


Passionate about creating compelling stories and enhancing the world of recruitment. Helping companies to improve their Employer Brand with modern recruitment methods and superior Candidate Experience.