Elenius, which performs the functions of recruiting and selecting personnel autonomously, may be the next revolution in the recruitment sector.
Technology is more integrated than ever in many business aspects, offering automation solutions, accelerating processes and saving money. An area in which they are advancing technologically a lot is in Human Resources, where there are already numerous online platforms that are used to manage in a much more effective way the workforce of a company.
One of the latest innovations in the sector has gone a step further with the creation of a robot that will perform the tasks of personnel selection.
In recent years we have seen autonomous cars, shipments without delivery, self-service sales kiosks… The tendency to delegate tasks or day-to-day work, and in certain areas of work is sweeping, and the development company, Jacobson, has wanted to add to it creating one of the first RPAS (Robotic Process Automation Software), Elenius, which executes the functions of recruiting and selecting personnel autonomously.
According to the newspaper La Razón, Elenius, through an algorithm that processes more than 36.9 billion data per second, carries out administrative work, such as the analysis of resumes, the editing of individualized psychogenic reports, the development of candidate rankings for each job offer, and the channeling of communication with the selected candidates.
From Jacobson, which is based in Valencia, they affirm that the robot focuses on the “calculation of the maximum affinity between the emotional behavior of the candidates, the company and the functions to be performed”. That is, it is programmed in a way in which the interests and objectives of the company are priority and seeks candidates who are related to them.
Elenius has the ability to select from millions of candidates per day, which means a great saving of time and, consequently, an economic saving in the Human Resources department. Employees will be able to disengage from the more mechanical tasks of their work and focus on the final selection periods that require more humane treatment.
Elenius is not alone
Elenius is not the only robot focused on recruitment. At the Research Centre for Informatics, Communication and Industrial Innovation at La Trobe University in Australia, the professor and director of the centre, Rajiv Khosla, has developed a robot in charge of selecting candidates for a job called Matlda. This robot analyzes in detail the profiles of the candidates for the position through only 76 questions. With them, he is able to value the skills of the candidates. He does it in 25-minute sessions in which he analyzes emotions through their facial features.
It should be noted that, although people have the advantage to get out of mathematical schemes or patterns and can capture certain human qualities undetectable by robots, they offer a selection free of prejudices and biased decisions.
Perhaps it is best to use machines to discriminate between large numbers of candidates and people for the face-to-face and empathy needed in the later stages of the process. What is clear is that technology can help make better decisions for companies.