AI has dominated conversation in the business world and beyond for a number of years now – and it shows no sign of slowing down.
The report highlights a 59% increase in organizations hiring AI, software engineering, and data science roles over the last 12 months, with the US-dominated AI hiring. Canada, the UK and Germany then follow close behind.
“One of the biggest surprises we see in the research is how companies fill these roles,” says Nadia Alaee, Head of People at Deel. “We’re seeing a sharp increase in businesses hiring from abroad to avoid visa and mobility issues and to fill specific skills gaps.
“Companies in the UK are hiring talent from the US, Canada, Spain, and India, and US companies are hiring AI talent from Brazil, Canada, and Argentina. We believe this kind of globalization and international focus on filling specialist roles will continue as AI skills stay in demand and workers request flexibility from their employers.
With this in mind, it’s clear to see that AI isn’t going anywhere. If anything, it will most likely change many facets of how we live and work.
Alaee continues to explain that HR leaders need to keep up to date with the rapid acceleration of AI in the workplace, particularly as they play a key role in global hiring, employee productivity, and overall competitiveness.
HR leaders can leverage AI to help manage global workforces by utilizing AI to understand and manage information about local legislation, HR practices, and compliance in new markets.
Additionally, new technologies can also be used to automate daily tasks and analyze information concerning pay levels, retention, and employee engagement, as well as to surface information on the latest policies for employees, making their daily lives easier.
Embracing AI-led technology to promote global hiring
The many benefits that come with the widespread adoption of AI are well known, however, to ensure usage continues to grow, there are a couple of things that HR leaders can do.
To promote this, Alaee urges businesses to consider hiring without borders.
“As the global talent competition intensifies to diversify talent pools in AI recruitment, hiring internationally can support plugging skills gaps and upskilling existing staff members,” she says.
“With global hiring, however, comes further challenges in navigating associated complex legal and administrative requirements. My second tip is to embrace AI-led technology, which can help streamline all processes, from initial talent searching to ensuring an easy onboarding process.”
In fact, Deel recently launched Deel IQ – a global AI work assistant that allows businesses to access reliable global HR information effortlessly and insights pulled from their workforce data to do this.
Finally, Alaee adds: “Using AI software for hiring will allow our talent acquisition teams to screen through candidates’ resumes quickly and analyze candidate data to review which candidates are most likely to be successful in the role.”
In doing so, businesses will be more likely to leverage technology to keep up with the current demand for more AI, software engineering, and data science roles.
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