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Brian Merchant
A wave of startups are selling the nation's biggest employers automated recruitment programs that include bot-led interviews & facial recognition screenings said to flag nervousness & behavior patterns. Why applying for your next job may be a nightmare:
If you think looking for a job is already daunting, anxiety-riddled, and unpleasant, just wait until the algorithms take over the hiring process. When they do, a newfangled “digital recruiter” like...
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Brian Merchant Apr 24
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Here is how the new digital recruitment companies imagine AI will shape the future of the hiring process, and what they hope process will look like:
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Brian Merchant Apr 24
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It's yet another example of shitty automation—software & services sold to businesses with a promise to cut man hours, but will likely just make everyone's lives worse in the process. In this case, the job application process stands to become even more miserable than it already is
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Richard H. Boyd 🔬🎉 @ re:inforce Apr 24
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ethically?
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Ari, M.S. Apr 24
Thanks for the heads up!
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MS Apr 24
Replying to @bcmerchant @kursed
Ugh this is the sort of thing that gives me nightmares. Too many organisations take the bait of this sort of rubbish, discounting all the actual issues associated with it.
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Adam Hartling Apr 24
Replying to @bcmerchant @willoneill
hmm, maybe Frank Herbert had the right idea in Dune...
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Jay Owens Apr 24
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They’re forgetting that any interview with a good candidate is very much a 2-way process of attraction. It’s a great way to screen out empathetic, creative and curious people, that’s for sure.
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Brian Merchant Apr 24
Replying to @jevanhutson
forgot to tag here for flagging this wonderful bit of bias-proof recruitment tech in the first place -- cheers
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Refe Tuma Apr 24
Replying to @bcmerchant @monteiro
For the sequel,
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Brian Merchant Apr 24
Replying to @RefeUp
Wait are you the author of What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night? I read that book to my son all the time, it's one of his favorites
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Mike Monteiro Apr 24
Replying to @bcmerchant @RefeUp
This is a wonderful literary moment.
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Brian Merchant Apr 24
Replying to @monteiro @RefeUp
Sometimes this website still manages to be Good
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Refe Tuma Apr 24
Replying to @bcmerchant @monteiro
I am! Nice to meet you, and tell your son I said, “RAWR.” (Just like that, in all caps.)
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Brian Merchant Apr 24
Replying to @RefeUp @monteiro
Ha, likewise, and I certainly will. I must also thank you for introducing the concept of squirting condiments onto dinosaur faces into our familial discourse
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Brian Merchant Apr 24
Replying to @monteiro @RefeUp
i'll round it out by saying this is precisely my kind of design book here and I look forward to reading it
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Refe Tuma Apr 24
Replying to @bcmerchant @monteiro
Always trying to help parents have those tough conversations
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Mike Monteiro Apr 24
Replying to @bcmerchant @RefeUp
WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?
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Refe Tuma Apr 24
Replying to @monteiro @bcmerchant
Totally makes sense in context, I swear.
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Josh Apr 24
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How many jobs will companies decide to cut to afford this garbage?
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