The Top 13 Best AI Recruiting Tools - September 2020

An unbiased look at the top AI recruiting software along with key use cases, pitfalls and more

Recruiting teams can now leverage the power of AI through tools that help them source, screen, and hire the best applicants.  However, there is a lot of noise in this space, and it can be hard to tell what’s real from what’s simply a good marketing pitch.

At SSR, we’ve spent a lot of time understanding the AI recruiting tools landscape to find the best vendors, the use cases that make sense, and what to expect when you implement artificial intelligence into your recruitment process.

We hope you’ll find our unbiased, in depth research is helpful as you learn more about this space and start to spend time with some of the vendors.

We spend hundreds of hours researching the best HR and recruiting software so you don’t have to.  We never take money from vendors during our research phase and rely heavily on practitioners and experts to help us recommend the right software.  Most of the vendors featured on our site have no commercial relationship with us, we want to feature the best software for our readers regardless. Learn more

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Top AI Recruiting Software

We track thousands of HRTech solutions, these are the best AI Recruiting Software per our research and expert council as of February 2020.

Fetcher

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Fetcher’s platform will take your job req, and use machine learning to find relevant candidates that are then engaged via text or email.  AI sourcing is a great way to augment your top of funnel recruiting efforts.

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XOR is a recruiting and HR chatbot that uses AI. Their AI chatbot can screen candidates, schedule interviews, and answer questions over text message, email, live chat on career sites, recorded videos, and WhatsApp messaging. Their AI helps to recruit and retain talent more efficiently.

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Textio’s platform helps talent acquisition to write job descriptions that will resonate with candidates, and decrease the bias implicit in anyone’s language.  For example, they may pick out words that are overly masculine, or that are cliched to the point of being a turnoff.

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Seekout's AI driven talent sourcing engine will leverage artificial intelligence in a few ways. First, it can build custom short lists of candidates based on a job description. This shortlist can come from Seekout's 500 million talent profiles, or your ATS. You can also use this tool to outreach to candidates with personalized and automated sequences.  In short, it's a great tool for recruiters and sourcers looking to augment their existing capabilities.

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Hiretual uses AI to help your talent sourcing team find and engage the right applicants.  Their tool aggregates people data from across the web that your recruiting team can query to find a shortlist of top talent.  You can then use their system to outreach to these potential employees.

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Humanly has designed an AI powered chatbot that is specifically built for mid market companies who need a tool that is simple and fast to implement.  Their product will allow your recruiting team to screen and schedule candidates in a DEI friendly manner that also integrates directly with your ATS so that recruiters don't need to log into another system.

They are doing all sorts of interesting things including using the data from your performance management system to continually get better at screening candidates so you can make the right hires.  If you're a mid market company looking to add a chatbot, text recruiting, or AI capabilities to your talent acquisition stack, check them out.

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Olivia/Paradox uses machine learning to interact with candidates through a conversational UI (aka chatbot) that lets applicants get questions to key questions they have in the hiring process.  Their system is robust enough where many other vendors have white labeled it.

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Eightfold is using AI to guide career site visitors to the right open jobs.  Using data from a resume, they are able to predict which open reqs make sense for a given individual, and thus can greatly increase the conversion rate into your ATS.

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MyInterview uses AI and machine learning to understand key aspects of candidate answers such as their professionalism, reasoning, etc.  They also leverage AI with their analytics, but do so in a way that creates transparency around how data is being interpreted, as opposed to a “black box.”

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Loxo's platform is built around making your recruiting team more efficient.  What makes Loxo unique from other CRMs, is that they have an up to date database of 530 million people with their personal contact information.  Their technology helps recruiters to build lists of candidates, outreach through automated sequences of texts/emails/calls/Linkedln, and manage every part of the hiring process through their CRM.  Companies like Bank of America, All-State, Trinity Health, Lockheed Martin, Amazon and Randstad are using Loxo to decrease time to fill, and cost per hire.

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Talkpush helps talent acquisition teams focused on hiring in high volume to drastically decrease the time they need to screen applicants at the top of funnel through a conversational application process that also adds to the candidate experience.  Their global team is equipped to localize your hiring funnel to fit local culture and work requirements.  Their bot is used by companies like Amazon, Walmart and McDonald's to automate the hiring process.

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AllyO uses artificial intelligence across their hr chatbot suite.  Their solutions help recruiting teams to source, screen, and schedule candidates which results in time and cost savings.

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Pymetrics allows companies to use AI to vet potential employees.  Your current employees take a series of tests (that mimic video games) and their algorithm builds a persona of the people who fit that role.  You then have candidates take similar tests to see if they are a match.

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Final Advice


The best AI recruiting software allows your talent acquisition team to become way more efficient.  This is especially important given the war for talent, and the high cost of adding full time employees to your recruiting team.

Without a doubt, AI will become a larger and larger part of your company’s business as a whole, and the recruiting function in particular.  So, it makes sense to start utilizing artificial intelligence now in the use cases that matter to you the most.

Our suggestion is to pick one use case that is most pressing (scheduling, sourcing, screening, etc), and then to talk with a few vendors that you can partner with.

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