Depending on the role that an employer is looking to fill, the process of recruiting and hiring professionals can be time-intensive, laborious and costly.

And as a former executive, Milwaukee-based entrepreneur Oliver Degnan is keenly aware of this, which, despite all of the time, energy and money thrown at the process, can still result in a candidate that’s not an ideal fit for the organization.

Degnan is hoping that artificial intelligence can help.

Degnan’s professional background includes stints with such companies as Marshfield Clinic, ChenMed, Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative and, most recently, IBM Phytel.

At each company, Degnan said he used many of the tried-and-true methods of interviewing candidates, including background checks and online platforms such as Indeed and LinkedIn.

“But at the end of the day, these are really just tools,” Degnan said. “Even after all of that, I still need to keep my fingers crossed. Did I get lucky?” Read the full story here.