Race, Responsibility & Hiring Algorithms

Frankenstein’s monster or Dr. Frankenstein? Algorithms provide a cloak of objectivity – but that doesn’t make them infallible. Just like humans, algorithms may rely on stereotypes that reinforce discriminatory hiring practices. Why is this? Because that’s what they’re designed to do. The backbone of many of these potentially discriminatory algorithms is something data-scientists call “satisficing,”. Satisficing is a decision-making strategy […]

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Are Work Meetings Really Worth It?

Work meetings can be a controversial subject. Some people think that meetings are essential. Some people see meetings as a big waste of time. But then again, everyone can agree that communication is important. And of course, we can all agree that it’s possible to spend too much time in meetings. What does the research show? Researchers recently analyzed the […]

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Best of 2017: Most Popular Articles of the Year

2017 was a really good year. (When it comes to interesting new research, anyway.) Let’s take a look back at the most popular articles.   January: Interview Better with This Trick How can you make the best impression in an interview? The most charismatic, funny, and witty people can think fast. Eye contact tends to slow down your thought processes. […]

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