Unleashing Chat GPT’s Potential in Recruitment

Insights from APSCO NorthWest Business Forum

On Tuesday this week, Amy Morris and I attended the APSCO NorthWest Business Forum, hosted at the stunning Brabners office in Manchester. A captivating event that delved into the transformative capabilities of Chat GPT within the recruitment industry. The forum brought together industry experts, recruiters and technology enthusiasts to explore how Chat GPT can revolutionise both the way in which we as recruiters work and the experience of your customer. For the benefit of those who are new to the concept, Chat GPT is a revolutionary language model developed by OpenAI and it has the power to reshape recruitment practices. Its advanced natural language processing abilities enable dynamic, human-like conversations, automating tasks such as candidate screening, interviews, and engagement.

Discussions at the forum highlighted several key advantages of Chat GPT in recruitment:


  • Efficient Candidate Screening: Chat GPT automates candidate assessment, saving time and effort by analysing large volumes of data. This can eliminate time spent on tasks such as job advert writing, creating Boolean searches for sourcing and creating focused screening questions.
  • Improved Candidate Engagement: With its conversational capabilities, Chat GPT enhances candidate experiences through personalised interactions and prompt responses. For example you can create relevant interview preparation questions for candidates based on key competencies and job responsibilities that have been outlined and you can also use technology to write blogs, articles and relevant market content to share.
  • Bias Reduction: By relying on objective criteria, Chat GPT helps mitigate biases and promotes fair candidate assessments.
  • Forum participants shared success stories of organisations that have already implemented Chat GPT in their recruitment processes. These stories highlighted reduced screening time and improved candidate quality for interviews.


Whilst a lot of positive examples were shared, challenges and ethical considerations associated with Chat GPT were discussed, such as data privacy, algorithmic biases, and maintaining human connection in recruitment. There were comments raised around the inevitable merging of Chat GPT with existing recruitment CRM’s which would require robust safeguards, transparency, and continuous monitoring as necessary measures.

The forum provided valuable insights into the immense potential of Chat GPT in the recruitment industry. By leveraging this technology, organisations can streamline processes, enhance candidate experiences, and promote unbiased recruitment practices. Embracing Chat GPT and similar emerging technologies is key to achieving efficient and successful talent acquisition in an evolving recruitment landscape. The capabilities of Chat GPT have the remarkable ability to evoke a whirlwind of emotions. On one hand, hearing about its potential leaves people utterly wowed and excited, there were certainly a few ‘gasps’ around the room when the host demonstrated tips and tricks of its usage! Sighs of relief from recruiters amongst the crowd that they may never again have to sit and pluck some creativity together to write a job advert ( or was that just me…!)
The thought of a language model engaging in human-like conversations, streamlining recruitment processes, and enhancing candidate experiences is undeniably exciting. It opens up a world of possibilities and ignites a sense of enthusiasm for the future of talent acquisition. However, amidst the excitement, a tinge of nervousness and anxiety can creep in. The rapid advancement of technology and automation raises concerns about the impact on job roles, the loss of the human touch in recruitment, and potential ethical considerations. Balancing the excitement with a cautious approach becomes crucial as we navigate the transformative landscape that Chat GPT presents.

Can I let you into a secret? I used Chat GPT to help put this summary together.

Article by Lauren Hewlett – Senior Manager

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