Robot Recruitment: A Problem that Leaves Thousands of Candidates Out of the Process

Robot Recruitment: A Problem that Leaves Thousands of Candidates Out of the Process

Did you know that many companies use machines to classified Curriculum Vitae? Keep reading to find out all the details and the best tips to hack the system. Read on!

Did you know that many companies use machines to classified Curriculum Vitae? Keep reading to find out all the details and the best tips to hack the system. Read on!

In 2021, when someone dreams to work in a large company, they not only have to submit their CV in PDF, but also fill out an online questionnaire. What many people don't know is that the data that candidates provide on those pages is not read by humans, but rather is interpreted by algorithms. And those algorithms make brutal mistakes that leave millions of people without a good job.

In 2021, when someone dreams to work in a large company, they not only have to submit their CV in PDF, but also fill out an online questionnaire.

Automatic resume scanning software contributes to an irregular hiring system, according to a Harvard Business School study. Employers use these programs to screen job applicants, but are mistakenly turning away millions of viable candidates, the study authors say. This contributes to the problem of "hidden workers", that is, people capable and willing to work, but who are left without work due to structural problems in the labor market.

These programs are used by 75 percent of American employers (reaching 99 percent of Fortune 500 companies, that is, the most powerful), and were adopted in response to an increase in job applications. digital from the 90s. Technology has facilitated the presentation of job applications, but also the rejection by companies.

The exact mechanisms by which automated software mistakenly rejects applicants are varied, but generally stem from using criteria that are too simplistic to divide "good" and "bad" applicants.

For example, some systems automatically reject candidates with gaps of more than six months in their employment history, without ever asking the cause of the absence. It may be due to pregnancy, caring for a sick family member, or simply the difficulty of finding a job in the midst of a recession.

The exact mechanisms by which automated software mistakenly rejects applicants are varied, but generally stem from using criteria that are too simplistic to divide "good" and "bad" applicants.

More specific examples include hospitals that only accepted candidates with "computer programming" experience on their resumes, when all they needed were workers entering patient data into a computer. Or a company that turned down applicants for a retail clerk position if they didn't include the skill of "cleaning the floor" on their resume, even when the candidates' resumes matched all other desired criteria.

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