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Fixing Bias in AI

It was reported recently that Amazon shut down an AI-powered recruitment system because it discriminated against women. The system was designed to look at a collection of resumes and pick the best candidates, but most of those it picked were…

5 Takeaways from iCIMS Analyst Day

Analyst days are pretty common in almost any industry, and employment is no different. Basically, a company brings in influencers for a glimpse into the company and its place in the market. It’s sort of a State of the Union…

Meet the Robot Recruiters

Recent innovations in recruitment technology include chatbots that are being used for interview scheduling and screening. Today these are text-based products that converse with candidates using text messages or email. Google’s development of Duplex adds a voice component to chatbots…

iCIMS Secures New Round of Private Equity Funding

Popular applicant tracking system iCIMS added a new investor this week. Vista Equity Partners is giving an undisclosed amount of money to the company for an undisclosed piece of the company. It joins Susquehanna Growth Equity as the second firm. SGE invested in 2012…

How to Use a Conversational Interface

The conversational interface is coming, and it’s coming fast. Remember when in 2010, about three years after the iPhone was launched, people were telling you mobile was going to be it? And you didn’t believe them? And even though you…

When AI Will Replace Recruiters

Products infused with AI are being introduced into recruiting at an increasing pace. It seems like a question of when, not if, that AI will start replacing recruiters. While there’ll always be barber school, consider what levels AI has to…

The Future of Career Sites

The corporate career site has now been with us for 20 years. In that time technology has advanced at a blistering pace, mobile devices and social media have revolutionized the way we experience the Internet, and many employers have significantly…

What Blockchains Can Do for Recruiting

Blockchain is a young technology, first conceptualised in 2008, and still mainly used to support cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. It has dubious antecedents; some of the motivation to create it was to make it difficult for law enforcement agencies…