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Applying artificial intelligence: implications for recruitment

Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay (Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India)
Komal Khandelwal (Centre for Management Studies, Jain University, Bangalore, India)

Strategic HR Review

ISSN: 1475-4398

Article publication date: 24 October 2018

Issue publication date: 16 November 2018




This paper aims to review the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the hiring process and its practical implications. This paper highlights the strategic shift in recruitment industry caused due to the adoption of AI in the recruitment process.


This paper is prepared by independent academicians who have synthesized their views by a review of the latest reports, articles, research papers and other relevant literature.


This paper describes the impact of developments in the field of AI on the hiring process and the recruitment industry. The application of AI for managing the recruitment process is leading to efficiency as well as qualitative gains for both clients and candidates.

Practical implications

This paper offers strategic insights into automation of the recruitment process and presents practical ideas for implementation of AI in the recruitment industry. It also discusses the strategic implications of the usage of AI in the recruitment industry.


This article describes the role of technological advancements in AI and its application for creating value for the recruitment industry as well as the clients. It saves the valuable reading time of practitioners and researchers by highlighting the AI applications in the recruitment industry in a concise and simple format.



Upadhyay, A.K. and Khandelwal, K. (2018), "Applying artificial intelligence: implications for recruitment", Strategic HR Review, Vol. 17 No. 5, pp. 255-258.



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