Getting Smart About Artificial Intelligence

Selecting your next binge-worthy Netflix drama. Tagging your mom in that Facebook-worthy family portrait. Optimizing your route to work to avoid traffic. Brushing your teeth.  What do all these activities have in common? Artificial intelligence. (Yes, even the dental hygiene!) Surprised? Were you thinking of chess-playing computers and robot dogs? Or maybe a manipulative supercomputer? Real-life AI may not be […]

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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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Recruiting Efficiently and Effectively While Keeping Your Social Distance

“The show must go on”, said Freddie Mercury.  And while he was referring to triumph over heartbreak rather than a novel coronavirus, the words still resonate.  Despite the economic challenges presented by COVID-19, businesses will continue to face staffing and recruitment needs.   But with public health authorities worldwide advocating social distancing as the best way to contain the outbreak, […]

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Driving Business Performance through Talent Optimization: The New Imperative for HR Leaders

The role of HR in the modern organization is undergoing a transformation. Beyond recruiting, benefit management, and other traditional roles, HR leaders are expected to help their company meet and exceed its business goals and KPIs. As the shortage of skilled workers becomes the new norm across industries and disciplines, investment in human capital – from hiring to development and […]

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Finding Your Purple Squirrel: Put Soft Skills Assessments to Work

If you’re a talent acquisition professional, you know finding candidates isn’t the tough part.  What’s the tough part? Finding the right candidate.  Job descriptions usually come with a laundry list of skills-related qualifications attached.  Why is this an issue? Well, it’s recruiters and HR managers then that face the so-called “purple squirrel” problem. The term “purple squirrel” is a recruiting […]

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