With the aim of helping companies source staff at a lower cost, Lagos based start-up, Dropque has taken advantage of Artificial Intelligence to help recruiters get quick actionable data that will make the recruiting process not only cheaper but also faster.
Founded in 2016, Dropque was created to be “Africa’s first Interactive and Intelligent talent exchange.” With that plan, Dropque had a big obstacle to overcome, the obstacle being getting Nigerian companies to abandon the traditional recruitment process and use their platform instead.
Dropque allows recruiters to set up interviews on the platform and let applicants answer the interview questions in a video form. The interview video is stored on the platform giving the employer the ability to view interviews at their own convenience.
To make their platform even more appealing, Dropque relied on its use of Artificial Intelligence in giving recruiter data that wasn’t available to them in the past and even an opportunity to go over interviews again in case something was missed.
Speaking to Digital Barker, Emmanuel Adesola, head of communications at Dropque explained how exactly the company was implementing AI in its system.
“It takes only minutes to set up an interview and send to many candidates with a single click.
“Artificial Intelligence then analyses videos to assess total attention time, glances, blinks and attention span.”
While this could be a very useful tool for most employers, it could also have its limits. For example, Human Resource officials relly on one-on-one communication to deduce information about candidates which would be difficult to get from video interviews. It’s up to recruiters to determine if that’s a compromise they are ready to make for the convenience.