The Top 11 Best AI Recruiting Tools - May 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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We track thousands of HRTech solutions, these are the best AI Recruiting Software per our research and expert council as of February 2020.

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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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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Paradox

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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