As we know, applying artificial intelligence in the HR sector has multiple advantages for both the recruiter and the candidate. Filling out an application form with artificial intelligence is one of these and has to do with the phase that we usually call “application”, that is the step of the selection process in which the candidate has already learned of the job announcement, assumed interested and decided to send in their CV.
In addition to their resume, they may be asked for a cover letter, or the inclusion of a creative portfolio for certain roles or sectors. Additionally, and this can happen especially when applying through the company’s “Work with us” page, the candidate may still have to fill out an online application form, re-entering the information that’s already present in their CV (for example personal information, education, work experience, skills).
Very often online application processes can last more than 30 minutes, which is a big investment of time for the candidate when taken as part of the whole job application process. Furthermore, there is a risk that job seekers will be put off if the process is repetitive or if it does not work properly. These factors could lead to good candidates abandoning the application process and also, generally, contribute to a negative impression as part of the candidate experience.
However, artificial intelligence can be used to fill out an application form and it is configured as a solution that can provide recruiters with the tools to improve upon and make the application process more rewarding.
The application form is the most commonly used tool for collecting candidate information and then screening their CVs. An application form is a online form for candidates to fill in, and asks a wide range of questions about both the individual and their job-related skills. The forms are legally defensible and represent a first form of presentation for the candidates to recruiters and / or employers.
Application forms should be seen as a preliminary step before candidates move on to the next step in the hiring process. Ideally, each application form should be tailored to the specific job position that is required, and, with careful planning, can become an extremely effective part of the overall selection process.
But how can artificial intelligence help to make the application phase more simple and efficient?
The secret lies in the information extraction and CV Parsing techniques. These are artificial intelligence features, that are also available in Inda, which allow for the automatic extraction and digitisation of structured information taken from CVs to automatically complete an application form. This reduces the number of steps in the application phase.
Following this, the artificial intelligence systems use a semantic engine to search both keywords and also words that are similar to the keywords in the CVs and applications. This means that even candidates who do not have the exact keyword required by the job description in their CV will still be recommended to the next phase if they do have words that are semantically similar to the keyword.
There are many advantages to automatically completing the application form: