AI (Artificial Intelligence) is revolutionizing industries, including recruitment. As the global demand for skilled talent grows, HR professionals leverage AI solutions to streamline their hiring processes. 

Based on Facts and Factors, the Global AI Recruiting Market Size was valued at USD 610.3 million in 2021. It’s projected to reach USD 890.51 million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 6.5%. [1] This article will delve into the statistics and trends of AI in recruitment, which is a rapidly evolving field.

Key Statistics

AI in recruitment statistics

  • The global AI recruitment industry is valued at $590.5 billion.
  • From 2020 to 2023, the industry experienced a growth rate of 64.45%.
  • Experts predict the market to reach $942.3 million by the end of 2023.
  • North America leads in AI adoption for HR processes, resulting in a 40% cost reduction.
  • According to a survey of hiring decision-makers, 67% believe that the primary benefit of AI in recruitment is time-saving.
  • Business Solutions’ recent study shows that 44% of HR executives have embraced AI for hiring.
  • Approximately 35.5% of small and medium businesses invest in recruiting tools utilizing AI or machine learning (Statista).

Growth of AI Recruitment 

Growth of AI Recruitment 

As of 2023, the AI recruitment industry has reached a global market of $590.5 billion. Market Research Future reports a consistent growth trend in this market. Between 2022 and 2023 alone, there was an increase of over $50 million. [2]

From 2020 to 2023, the AI recruitment industry experienced a remarkable growth rate of 64.45%. Industry experts anticipate that by the end of 2023, this market will soar to reach $942.3 million.

Year Market Size Growth
2020 $380.6 million
2021 $470.3 million
2022 $540.4 million
2023 $590.5 million
2030 $942.3 million

The table above succinctly outlines the substantial growth in the AI recruitment industry from 2020 to 2030. It starts with a modest market size of $380.6 million in 2020 and projects a dramatic increase to $942.3 million by 2030. This data underpins the rapidly expanding influence of AI in recruitment. The consistent yearly growth recorded also reinforces AI’s transformative impact on recruitment strategies globally.

Growth of AI in HR by Region 

Growth of AI in HR by Region 

AI adoption in HR processes is most prevalent in North America, leading to a remarkable 40% reduction in costs. Moreover, the global AI recruitment industry earned $206.4 million in revenue in 2022, with projections indicating a contribution of $323.2 billion by 2030. Europe closely follows with a 36% cost-cutting measure in 2022. [2]

Region  Cost Cutting
North America 40%
Europe 36%
Asia-Pacific 25%
Rest of the World 20%

The table above clearly illustrates AI’s significant role in reducing HR costs across various regions. North America leads the charge with a whopping 40% cost reduction, followed closely by Europe at 36%. Interestingly, the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world are also catching up swiftly, with 25% and 20% cost-cutting measures, respectively. This data underscores the transformative power of AI in revolutionizing HR processes globally.

Benefits Cited By Recruiters Of AI Recruitment

Benefits Cited By Recruiters Of AI Recruitment

Based on a survey of hiring decision-makers, the majority (67%) believe that the primary benefit of incorporating AI into recruitment is its time-saving capability. Furthermore, almost half (43%) of the respondents expressed that AI has the potential to mitigate human biases during the hiring process.

AI Benefits Percentage Share of Respondents
Saves Time 67% 
Removes Human Bias 43% 
Delivers Best Candidate Matches  31%
Saves Money  30% 

The table above presents the key advantages of integrating AI in recruitment as perceived by hiring decision-makers. It highlights that 67% of respondents see time-saving as the primary benefit. Almost half, 43%, appreciate AI’s ability to reduce human bias in the hiring process. Additionally, 31% recognize better candidate matching, and 30% acknowledge cost savings as other significant benefits of AI in recruitment.

Number of Recruiters and Companies using AI 

AI recruitment is being adopted by a significant percentage of companies, ranging from 5% to 45%. This practice has gained popularity, especially among large companies and recruiters. Notably, almost all Fortune 500 companies, approximately 99%, utilize AI recruitment methods. Additionally, most recruiters, around 65%, also use these techniques. [3]

By 2023, over 73% of companies are expected to allocate resources for recruitment automation. This marks a 6% increase in the adoption of AI compared to 2021, when approximately 67% of companies embraced this technology. If this growth trend persists, most companies will probably invest in recruitment automation by 2025.

Around a quarter of companies (24%) leverage AI for their hiring processes, seeking top talent. Moreover, an overwhelming majority of HR professionals (89%) acknowledge the potential of AI to enhance the application process for job seekers. AI finds applications across diverse industries globally, including marketing, healthcare, education, small business, and retail/e-commerce.

HR Executives Using AI for Recruiting & Hiring

HR Executives Using AI for Recruiting & Hiring

According to a recent study by Business Solutions, almost half of HR executives (44%) have embraced AI for recruiting and hiring. The research also revealed that around 27% of HR executives do not utilize any form of AI in their recruitment processes, while 29% have fully implemented one or more AI solutions.

HR executives using AI in Not Using AI Starting to use AI Fully implemented one or more AI solutions
Employee record management 22% 41% 37%
Payroll processing and benefits administration 23% 33% 44%
Recruitment and hiring 27% 44% 29%
Performance management 28% 38% 34%
Onboarding new employees 31% 42% 27%
Retaining current employees 33% 40% 27%
Cross-skilling and reskilling employees 33% 36% 30%
Company culture and rewards management 36%  32% 32%
Managing Talent mobility 35% 40% 24%

Regarding payroll processing and benefits administration, 44% of HR executives have fully integrated AI into their workflows, while 33% have recently started using it. Interestingly, 23% of the surveyed executives have never utilized AI in this area of their work.

The findings from the Business Solutions study provide valuable insights into adopting AI in HR practices.

Future Of AI Recruitment 

Future Of AI Recruitment 

According to Statista’s research, approximately 35.5% of small and medium businesses invest their budget in recruiting tools that utilize Artificial Intelligence or machine learning. Interestingly, enterprises plan to allocate a significant portion of their budget to recruitment tools powered by Artificial Intelligence. [4]

Furthermore, a significant proportion of mid-market companies, specifically 24%, intend to invest in recruitment tools powered by artificial intelligence. Most recruiters, around 63%, believe that AI will eventually take over screening candidates. Over 85% of HR professionals anticipate that AI will replace various aspects of the recruitment process. Additionally, 56% of recruiters stated that AI will be responsible for candidate searches on alternative platforms.  

Which part of the hiring process AI can replace Percentage Share of Respondents
Screening Candidates 63%
Searching for a candidate on different platforms 56%
Creating job descriptions 46%
Conducting initial interviews 37%
The whole process of hiring AI will take over  31%

According to a survey, only 31% of recruiters think that AI will eventually replace the hiring process. In comparison, 15% believe that AI will never be able to replace the human aspect of recruitment.


AI continues revolutionizing recruitment, improving efficiency, inclusivity, and overall effectiveness. The trend towards AI-powered recruitment tools is increasing, signaling a transition in how businesses approach talent acquisition. 

Yet, the human element remains integral to recruitment, underscoring the balance needed between technological advancements and human intuition. 

While AI transforms the recruitment landscape, its success will hinge upon marrying the strengths of artificial intelligence with the irreplaceable nuances of human judgment.