HR scenario: Candidate search

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Available with: Copilot for Microsoft 365 (with Copilot Studio plug-ins) Scenario level:

KPIs impacted

Cost per hire

Value benefit

Cost savings

Employee experience

Using Copilot to candidate search

1. Conduct market research

Use Copilot to research the latest industry trends and data regarding competitive job descriptions.​

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Generate a table of key skills and experience required for software engineers at a large enterprise technology company based on market trends and leading technology companies.​

2. Create job description

Ask Copilot to create a job description which leverages the market research gathered.​

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Generate a software engineer job description that includes skills, qualifications, and responsibilities. Reference jobs at large, enterprise tech companies.​‌​

3. Identify potential candidates

Indicate keywords from your job description to surface potential candidates. Use Copilot to access HR system data using plugins built in Copilot Studio.​

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Copilot Studio

Rapidly identify possible candidates which meet role job requirements reducing time spent from hours to minutes.

4. Create candidate slate

Draft a detailed view of potential candidates and insights so a hiring manager can easily evaluate candidates.

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Copilot in Word

Summarize these candidates in a table format with a pros column and a cons column.

5. Communicate potential candidates

Draft and send email to hiring manager sharing potential candidates and insights with them for consideration.

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Copilot in Outlook

“Draft with Copilot” an email to the hiring manager that summarizes the candidates and the key insights for hiring consideration. (Include the table from the Word document.)

6. Finalize candidate slate

Engage with hiring manager to gain feedback on candidate slate and align on next steps.

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Copilot in Teams

“Recap the meeting” to review key topics and “List action items”. Paste actions in the meeting chat and tag owners to confirm or update the candidate slate.

1Access Copilot at or the Microsoft Copilot mobile app and set toggle to “Web”
2Access Copilot at, the Microsoft Copilot mobile app, or the Copilot app in Teams, and set toggle to “Work”