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Top AI in Hiring statistics in 2024

Discover the future of hiring with relevant statistics. Explore how AI is changing recruitment, from increasing efficiency to enhancing diversity. Uncover key insights on market trends, challenges, and predictions.

Alexandros Pantelakis
Alexandros Pantelakis

HR content specialist at Workable, delivering in-depth, data-driven articles to offer insights into industry and tech trends.

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The integration of AI in recruitment processes not only promises enhanced efficiency and effectiveness but also brings forth new challenges and opportunities. 

This article explores the diverse effects of AI on the recruitment sector, gathering insights from multiple credible sources. 

We explore the market size and growth, adoption and utilization of AI tools, their efficiency, and effectiveness in accelerating hiring processes, as well as the perceptions and attitudes towards AI in the recruitment sector. 

Additionally, we address the concerns and challenges associated with AI integration, its role in reducing bias and enhancing diversity, future expectations and predictions, and the trends in investment and budget allocation towards AI in recruitment. 

The data presented offers a comprehensive understanding of AI’s current and potential future role in transforming the recruitment landscape.

Top AI in Hiring statistics

The following statistics are divided into eight specific categories addressing the market’s perception of AI.

1. Market size and growth

Increase in AI importance: 78.9% foresee an increase in AI importance and usage in the workplace, with only 4% predicting a decrease. [Source: AI in Hiring and Work 2024 Survey]

Global market size: AI recruitment industry’s global market size is $590.50 billion as of 2023. [Source: FnF Research]

Projected growth: Enterprise sector of AI recruitment to grow at a CAGR of 6.17% between 2023 to 2030. [Source: World Economic Forum]

Market projections: Global AI recruitment market to reach $942.3 million by 2030. [Source: FnF Research]

2. Adoption and utilization of AI in recruitment

Growth in AI tool usage: 68.1% see an increase in the use of AI tools in recruitment. [Source: AI in Hiring and Work 2024 Survey]

Global AI usage: Since the pre-COVID period, 88% of companies globally have been utilizing AI technology in HR, including recruitment.  [Source: SHRM]

AI in companies: 24% of companies use AI to hire talented employees. [Source: Sage Group]

AI for talent management: 60% of organizations use AI to manage talent as of 2024. [Source: McKinsey]

3. Efficiency and effectiveness of AI

Acceleration in hiring process: 44.2% report significant acceleration in the hiring process due to AI. [Source: AI in Hiring and Work 2024 Survey]

Time-saving: 44% of recruiters and 67% of hiring decision-makers see AI’s main advantage as its ability to save time. [Sources: Tidio]

Candidate sourcing: 72% of recruiters find AI most useful for candidate sourcing. [Source: LinkedIn]

Reduction in hiring time: Hilton reduced time to fill positions by 90% using AI. [Source: Medium]

4. Perceptions and attitudes towards AI

Mixed feedback in accounting/finance: 38.7% in Accounting/Finance give mostly positive feedback on AI in hiring. [Source: AI in Hiring and Work 2024 Survey]

Positive impact: 67% of HR professionals believe AI has a positive impact on recruitment. [Source: Tidio]

Public skepticism: 66% of U.S. adults would not apply for a job using AI for hiring decisions. [Source: Pew Research Center]

Racial or ethnic bias concerns: 37% of American adults think racial or ethnic bias is significant in hiring. [Source: Pew Research Center]

5. Concerns and challenges about AI

Technical difficulties in AI integration: 46.2% face technical difficulties in integrating AI. [Source: AI in Hiring and Work 2024 Survey]

Exclusion of unique talents: 35% of recruiters worry AI may exclude candidates with unique skills and experiences. [Source: Zippia]

Fear of replacement: 5% of HR leaders are concerned about AI taking over their jobs. [Source: Global CHRO AI indicator report]

24% of workers are worried AI will make their job obsolete [Source: CNBC]

6. Bias reduction and diversity enhancement

Challenges in hiring bias and data privacy: Top challenges include hiring bias (40%) and data privacy concerns (37.2%). [Source: AI in Hiring and Work 2024 Survey]

Reducing unintentional bias: 68% of recruiters believe AI will remove unintentional bias. [Source: Tidio]

Screening challenges: 43% of HR professionals find screening candidates the most challenging task. [Source: Ideal]

Onboarding preferences: 76% of people wouldn’t mind being onboarded by AI. [Source: Tidio]

7. Future expectations and predictions

Transformative impact anticipated: AI’s transformative impact on hiring processes is widely anticipated. [Source: AI in Hiring and Work 2024 Survey]

AI’s future role: 79% of recruiters believe AI will soon make hiring and firing decisions. [Source: Tidio]

AI decision acceptance: 31% would agree for AI to decide their hiring, 75% if there’s human involvement. [Source: Tidio]

AI in future recruitment: 77% of HR professionals believe people won’t have to be involved in the recruitment process at all soon. [Source: Tidio]

8. Investment and budget allocation

Increased budget in construction and IT/Technology/SaaS: These industries are likely to increase budget allocation for AI, indicated by the growing trend in AI usage. [Source: AI in Hiring and Work 2024 Survey]

Budget allocation in SMBs: 35.5% of small and medium businesses allocate budget toward AI recruiting tools. [Source: Statista]

Investment in AI-powered software: According to a survey conducted by MIT Tech Review, nearly half of the 600 firms surveyed stated that they plan to increase their spending on data infrastructure and AI by over 25% in the upcoming year.  [Source: MIT Tech Review]

AI is important for the workplace

The integration of AI in recruitment signifies a major shift in the hiring paradigm, offering both remarkable opportunities and notable challenges. 

As the data suggests, there is a growing recognition of AI’s importance in the workplace, with a significant number of companies adopting AI tools to enhance their recruitment processes. 

While AI has shown potential in accelerating hiring, reducing biases, and improving overall efficiency, it also presents technical challenges and raises concerns about data privacy and the potential overlooking of unique talents. 

The future of AI in recruitment is widely anticipated to be transformative, with industries increasingly allocating budgets to harness its capabilities. 

As we move forward, it is crucial for organizations to navigate these changes thoughtfully, balancing the technological advancements with the human aspects of recruitment to achieve a more efficient, fair, and inclusive hiring process.

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