How Ally uses AI for effective candidate research 

Using generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), such as ChatGPT, has become a game-changer for recruiters and in-house recruitment teams, streamlining processes and enhancing efficiency. While the time-saving benefits of AI are undeniable, many recruiters still grapple with the challenge of how to harness the full potential of AI tools.  

At Ally, we have successfully leveraged the power of AI to redefine the way we approach projects and interact with clients, all while maintaining our focus on quality and personalisation. In this blog post, we walk you through the 7 use cases of AI in our candidate research process. 

8 ways Ally uses AI 

1. Breaking down complex job descriptions 
2. Identifying keywords and alternate job titles
3. Identifying sector-specific companies anowers 
4. Researching ‌company news  
5. Drafting effective communications 
6. Improving search methods 
7. Geographic mapping 
8. Uncovering talent analytics insights

Use cases of AI in candidate research 

1. Breaking down complex job descriptions 

Time is of the essence in the recruitment world. Generative AI helps us dissect intricate job descriptions, unravelling technical terms and identifying key requirements within minutes. This accelerates the understanding of projects and allows us to move swiftly through the initial stages of recruitment. 

2. Identifying keywords and alternate job titles 

Generative AI plays a crucial role in pinpointing relevant keywords and suggesting alternate job titles, ensuring a comprehensive search and maximising the chances of finding the right candidates. 

3. Identifying sector-specific companies and competitors 

We use AI tools to assist in identifying not just the target company but also competitors within the specified sector. This comprehensive approach empowers us with valuable insights into the industry landscape. 

4. Researching ‌company news  

Keeping abreast of company news is essential for informed decision-making. AI helps us stay updated and provides a holistic view of the sector. 

5. Drafting effective communications 

Crafting personalised and effective communications is a breeze with generative AI. From internal emails to personalised outreach messages to candidates on LinkedIn, AI tools streamline the process, enhancing the overall candidate experience and increasing positive response rates. The major caveat is that we always double-check all information generated by AI before incorporating it into our work.  

6. Improving search methods 

By refining Boolean strings (combinations of keywords or exact phrases) and improving search methods, AI ensures a more accurate and targeted candidate search, saving time and resources. 

7. Geographic mapping 

Generative AI has proven invaluable in mapping locations for projects. Its ability to provide specific responses helps us better understand geographic areas and regions, as well as pinpointing specific locations. AI’s ability to swiftly retrieve information that we can then cross-check with Google Maps, makes it a valuable asset for projects that require a thorough understanding of location. 

8. Uncovering talent analytics insights  

AI doesn’t just streamline recruitment processes; it also offers valuable talent analytics insights. By providing unique talent flow insights, our clients are positioned to win new clients and optimise marketing strategies for the future. 

The overall benefits of using AI for candidate research 

From decoding job descriptions to enhancing candidate outreach and uncovering data insights, our innovative use of generative AI has enhanced the quality and efficiency of our candidate research processes. 

As we continue to evolve, the integration of AI into our workflow will be a key driver of success, enhancing our service to be smarter, faster, and more effective. 

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How Ally uses AI for effective candidate research