Insights into the recruitment of AI specialists

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Finding and recruiting suitable talent in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) is a major challenge for many companies. Recently, Lucas Senzel, Director HXM-Transformation, and Alina Hodkin, Consultant HXM-Transformation, discussed this topic with companies at the Innovation Park Artificial Intelligence (IPAI) in Heilbronn and presented exciting and promising approaches. They present the most important insights in their follow-up report.

The fact that we are now talking about an employee: inside market is nothing new. The staff shortage affects almost all sectors and occupational groups. In the AI environment, the fact that this area is still being developed and there are hardly any fully trained talents makes things even more difficult. In the period from January to April 2023 alone, German employers were looking for around 44,000 AI specialists(Welt, 2023).

A precarious situation, especially for those who want to participate in the predicted benefits such as annual productivity boosts of 0.2 to 3.3 percent through (generative) AI by 2040(McKinsey, 2023). The 26 or so companies and partners of the IPAI are also aware of this. According to Handelsblatt, the Innovation Park in Heilbronn could soon become the largest AI center in Europe. .

During our discussions with the participants, we identified challenges and developed valuable solutions. You can read some of them here:

Challenges in the recruitment of AI specialists

Solution approaches for optimized recruitment of AI specialists

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