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AI utilised by majority of recruiters

By Jack Campbell | |4 minute read

AI is beginning to shape the future of work as a vast variety of industries begin to experiment and implement AI into processes. Recruitment is no exception, with the majority of recruiters taking advantage of this tech.


Seventy-five per cent of recruiters across Australia are reportedly making use of artificial intelligence (AI) in recruitment processes, according to a SmartRecruiters survey.

Commenting on the findings, SmartRecruiters Asia-Pacific vice-president Richard Lewis-Jones said: “The results confirm the rapid update of AI technology across the recruitment sector. Clearly, leading recruitment firms understand the value the tools can deliver and the ways in which they can streamline the entire process.”

“There is a hunger for technology among recruiters who continue to have to work in a constrained market for talent. As the power of tools continues to increase, we are likely to see their usage increase even further.”

There are a variety of ways that recruiters are utilising AI. The most popular choice for 55 per cent of respondents was generative AI, such as ChatGPT. AI-powered candidate matching tools were next at 21 per cent, followed by AI-based assessments at 18 per cent.

“Getting the right people to perform the most effective tasks with the most efficient tools is more complex than it sounds, and this is no more evident than in the quest to create a positive candidate experience,” said Mr Lewis-Jones.

“Talent acquisition teams are not alone in the talent shortage, and many need to do more with fewer staff, which means using technology to fill the gap.”

According to Mr Lewis-Jones, the uptake in leaders utilising AI in recruitment is unlikely to slow down in the new year, as many businesses still struggle with sourcing skilled workers.

He concluded: “Just as AI is reshaping many areas of business, it will continue to drive change across the recruitment sector. It will be fascinating to watch how things evolve during the coming year.”



The practice of actively seeking, locating, and employing people for a certain position or career in a corporation is known as recruitment.

Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell

Jack is the editor at HR Leader.