In this episode of the podcast, Randy Wilburn and Sanjay Jenkins discuss the rise of AI in the job application process, referencing the Wall Street Journal article “In Unilever’s Radical Hiring Experiment, Resumes Are Out, Algorithms Are In.”
Wilburn and Jenkins discuss how relationships might factor into the algorithm and whether it can pick up on the quirks and “mojo” of each individual candidate. They also talk about the possibility of using the technology to create a game that can discern the talents and abilities of future employees.
AI and machine learning are here to stay. As firms in most industries adopt this talent acquisition method, this technology will only become more widespread. Despite its drawbacks, this system is probably best for the majority of people. AI will help weed out interviewer bias during the early stages of recruiting. This technology could level the playing field.
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