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 (AI). (Yes, even dental hygiene!) Surprised? Were you thinking of chess-playing computers and robot dogs? Or maybe a manipulative supercomputer? Real-life AI may not be […]
Diversity can be a very valuable thing. Organizations with more diverse employees tend to be more successful. They hold greater market share. They have more customers, more sales, and higher profits. Executives realize this. 95% believe that a more diverse workforce will make their company more innovative 84% say that problems with diversity lead to employee turnover 72% are […]
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 biased algorithms is something data-scientists call “satisficing,”. Satisficing is a decision-making strategy […]
While large companies have their own difficulties, they have access to more resources and more developed HR teams; smaller companies do not have access to the same resources but still have to read into the needs of the employees.
“Mission command” and other military principles can guide policy makers and business leaders thrust into crisis.