The potential of machine learning for the hiring process


The companies that would revolutionize the hiring process say they’ll give managers a powerful new tool: machine learning. Startups such as Untapt claim that their software can track the success of individual candidates and then use that information to offer better candidates, as Steven Melendez reports for Fast Company. In particular, the startups claim that a software-driven discovery process can erase human biases and find candidates from minority groups. The new wave also includes testing companies that say their game-like assessments can yield useful profiles of candidates’ skills and styles. If it all measures up, according to one expert, this could represent a shift from the “gut feeling” to a data-driven decision.

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