Artificial intelligence is impacting every facet of our daily lives. AI is affecting every aspect of life, from self-parking or self-driving vehicle capabilities to online advertising platforms that serve people unique ads depending on their behavior and preferences. Employment is not an exception.
Many recruiters harness the power of AI to sort resumes and identify the ones from the most suitable candidates. Chatbots have become a standard part of the candidates’ experience, helping them get information or answers that hiring managers don’t have time to provide.
There has been an increasing number of employment-related technological changes, but the most important one may still be coming: using AI to fully automate and drive the process of doing a background check.
AI analyzes large volumes of data
The main advantage of using AI to do background checks is that it analyzes large volumes of data very quickly. AI imitates human brain processes but manages to process information much more rapidly. It uses previous data to make automated decisions faster. The human brain uses prior knowledge and experience to make decisions. Analogically, AI-infused algorithms are becoming more accurate, optimizing the search for highly qualified candidates.
Background checks have become far more efficient with the use of AI than was previously possible. What’s more, background screening sites that use AI cover a much larger dataset. AI makes it possible to analyze more data points than in the past.
The availability of vast amounts of information was frequently a liability to traditional screeners as they were overwhelmed by irrelevant details. This same availability is a major asset to AI. AI helps identify patterns and connections between different data elements, which is very challenging when applying traditional background screening processes.
This makes the use of AI in background search sites a growing standard, but it’s far from the only advantage of incorporating AI into the hiring process.
Helps source employees quickly
Background check sites use AI-based software to cut down on recruitment and onboarding times of qualified potential employees. AI does away with the need for HR staff to check LinkedIn, post hiring ads on job boards, or attend job fairs to scour talent. It automates all of these processes and finds qualified candidates quickly.
More timely and accurate checks
Another major advantage of AI for background check sites is speed and accuracy in the hiring process. AI sifts through resumes quickly and pulls up needed information about different aspects of their personal history that are important to employers. From employment and criminal history to many years of address history and credit checks, AI saves you an unfathomable amount of time. AI can also scan documentation and establish any relevant past experience with precision, as well as other elements required for the job position.
Less administrative work
AI reduces the administrative workload. This is of paramount importance to large enterprises, which would find it impossible to have humans review background check reports for every potential employee. AI makes large-scale screening operations easier to manage.
Easier recurring checks
Many companies conduct ongoing background checks on employees after they are hired. This makes sense, as a background check is just a snapshot of someone’s history at a point in time.
Recurring background checks can help identify new red flags, but most employers struggle to carry them out efficiently. AI systems can monitor employee performance and update background screening on a preset timeline. Automated monitoring tools make it easier for people and companies to keep the background check information available to them current.
AI has an array of benefits for background check sites that employers love, hence its growing popularity and presence. The sites that use it are undeniably much more effective than traditional background check sites. Employers often spend a lot of time ordering and reviewing the results of background checks, checking for red flags, deciding which information is relevant, and making decisions based on their findings. AI makes most of these processes automatic, leaving only two of them to humans: the process of outlining background screening criteria and the process of making a hiring decision.
Under the right circumstances, the outcome is a more rapid vetting process that involves far less work for HR staff than a traditional background check