Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment.

A.I in RecruitmentA.I in Recruitment today has made it simpler for HR professionals and Recruiters to find the best candidates.

Groundbreaking tech, however, is not yet ready to replace humans in the important process of hiring.

It can be a useful tool in reducing the time spent on repetitive and mundane tasks that take much of a recruiter’s time.

In our tech recap this week, we look at Using AI In Recruitment and why HR should reconsider using personality tests.

We will also look at the new Twitter policy, and Google’s latest innovation.

Using AI In Recruitment

When it comes to hiring and firing, artificial intelligence (AI) does not necessarily have a good track record.

Some people don’t like the idea of putting decisions that can seriously impact people’s lives in the hands of machines, particularly when they might not necessarily understand how and why they do what they do.

But what if it turns out that machines were capable of making decisions fairer and less prone to prejudice and bias than decisions made by humans?

For many of those working on the problem of applying machine intelligence to recruitment and HR, this is the goal.

Think about this; is it possible that AI can help overcome the challenges of today’s fast-changing hiring landscape?

Read here for more insights.

Personality tests won’t help HR find top tech talent

In 2022, we rely on algorithms for a lot of things.

According to a Society for Human Resource Management survey, 22% of HR professionals use personality tests.

These tests can assess traits like, “persuasiveness, detail orientation, conscientiousness, rule-following, optimism, goal orientation, data rationale, and proneness to boredom.”

While HR managers might love them, regular employees and applicants can often find them too rigid, intrusive, and sometimes downright nerve-wracking.

Being tested, even if it’s just your personality, can have a lot of negative connotations.

Read more here about why personality tests may not be the best for finding the best talent.

Twitter will hide tweets that share false info during a crisis.

Twitter announced a new policy for dealing with misinformation during a period of crisis, establishing new standards for gating or blocking the promotion of certain tweets if they are seen as spreading misinformation.

“Content moderation is more than just leaving up or taking down content,” explained Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of safety and integrity, in a blog post detailing the new policy, “and we’ve expanded the range of actions we may take to ensure they’re proportionate to the severity of the potential harm.”

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Google Unveils a Unique Augmented Reality (AR) App

During its annual I/O conference, Google revealed a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses with a very specific capability: real-time language translation superimposed right on the lenses.

Positioned as “subtitles for the world” in a promotional video, these glasses will (in theory) allow wearers to instantly translate anyone speaking to them in another language.

The system is now in prototype with an uncertain release date.

Read more about these AR glasses here.

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