SeekOut launched SeekOut Assist, a product that uses AI to help recruiters move from job description to initial contact with candidates quickly. The offering’s AI technology is based on a version of OpenAI’s GPT. According to the company, SeekOut Assist uses job descriptions to surface qualified candidates automatically.

The company said, the system uses GPT technology to break down job descriptions into search criteria such as job title, required skills and preferred skills. From there, it analyzes over 800 million profiles in SeekOut’s talent database to find the best matches.

As such, the only task for recruiters is to paste a description into the software and wait for the list of qualified candidates to be generated, cutting down on the time and effort usually spent seeking out potential candidates manually.

Personalized Outreach at Scale

The best recruiters research candidates and craft highly personalized messages to increase their email response rates. SeekOut Assist generates a personalized message to the candidate based on their unique qualifications for the role.

In addition, SeekOut Assist analyzes the information in each candidate’s SeekOut profile, including skills and experiences. The technology uses the candidate profile and job description to write a personalized outreach message to the candidate, improving the chances of a response.

SeekOut believes its new approach to generative AI could have a serious impact on how recruiters get their jobs done in the future. To use Josh Bersin’s words, “Generative AI will be a total game changer in HR.”

“SeekOut Assist is a big step forward in solving real business problems with the power of Generative AI and will make our customers radically more productive and effective,” said SeekOut Co-Founder and CTO Aravind Bala. “We’re excited about the future of AI in the HR technology space, and look forward to working with our customers and partners to build new tools that make recruiters’ contributions to their organizations even more strategic.”

What This Could Mean

This could be a step in the right direction for the use of AI in hiring. Recruiters have been focused on the role of AI in the field since long before the introduction of ChatGPT because of the variety of uses and the possibility of timesaving. As we’ve said in the past, recruiters and hiring teams need to practice caution when it comes to new software like ChatGPT. But that doesn’t mean that these technologies are useless.

Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.


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