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How to land a job by tailoring your résumé and cover letter to appeal to bots

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Excluded candidates may wonder if they've been done in by an algorithm. Did they leave some keyword out of their résumé? AI has certainly changed the hiring process. But the good news is that if you work with the new machine-based system you'll do just as well--perhaps even better--than you would have in the traditional hiring process. First, be prepared to be pursued by a machine.


Algorithms will soon be in charge of hiring and firing. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea

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Algorithms are making increasingly high-stakes decisions about our lives in the workplace, and yet current laws are failing to protect workers from the risk of unfair treatment and discrimination that this might cause. The UK's national trade union federation, the Trades Union Congress (TUC), has warned of "huge gaps" in law over the deployment of AI at work, and called for urgent legal reform to prevent algorithms from causing widespread harm to employees. This includes, among other recommendations, mechanisms to ensure that workers know exactly what technologies are being used that are likely to affect them, as well as implementing a right to challenge any decisions made by an AI system that is deemed unfair or discriminatory. The TUC's manifesto was published alongside a report carried out together with employment rights lawyers, which concluded that employment law is not keeping pace with the rapid expansion of AI at work. Some uses of AI are harmless and even enhance productivity: for example, it is difficult to object to an app that predicts faster routes between two stops for a delivery driver.


Taking Remote Recruitment to the Next Level in the Wake of COVID-19 - Coruzant Technologies

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One year after the nascent COVID-19 pandemic set off fears of economic devastation and mass unemployment on an unprecedented scale, many industries – particularly hospitality, travel, and arts and entertainment – are still grappling with a grim reality. But contrary to many expectations, hiring has bounced back – or even accelerated – in many key sectors, including healthcare, logistics, and high-tech. For recruiters working in industries that are in hiring mode, the pandemic has triggered a deluge of applications as the unemployed seek out new positions and freelancers search for more stable work. On the one hand, this has forced recruiters to sift through reams of applications. On the other, while finding qualified candidates remains a critical challenge, the sheer volume of applications coming in means that it's easier than it was before the pandemic: A Criteria survey released in October revealed that 68% of recruiters felt it was challenging to find high-quality candidates in 2020, compared to 87% who said the same in 2019.


How AI Will Impact The Future Of Work And Life

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AI, or artificial intelligence, seems to be on the tip of everyone's tongue these days. While I've been aware of this major trend in tech development for a while, I've noticed AI appearing more and more as one of the most in-demand areas of expertise for job seekers. I'm sure that for many of us, the term "AI" conjures up sci-fi fantasies or fear about robots taking over the world. The depictions of AI in the media have run the gamut, and while no one can predict exactly how it will evolve in the future, the current trends and developments paint a much different picture of how AI will become part of our lives. In reality, AI is already at work all around us, impacting everything from our search results, to our online dating prospects, to the way we shop.


How AI Will Impact The Future Of Work And Life

#artificialintelligence

AI, or artificial intelligence, seems to be on the tip of everyone's tongue these days. While I've been aware of this major trend in tech development for a while, I've noticed AI appearing more and more as one of the most in-demand areas of expertise for job seekers. I'm sure that for many of us, the term "AI" conjures up sci-fi fantasies or fear about robots taking over the world. The depictions of AI in the media have run the gamut, and while no one can predict exactly how it will evolve in the future, the current trends and developments paint a much different picture of how AI will become part of our lives. In reality, AI is already at work all around us, impacting everything from our search results, to our online dating prospects, to the way we shop.


The shady ways Myers-Briggs and AI are used in corporate hiring

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Say you're a job-seeker who's got a pretty good idea of what employers want to hear. Like many companies these days, your potential new workplace will give you a personality test as part of the hiring process. You plan to give answers that show you're enthusiastic, a hard worker and a real people person. Then they put you on camera while you take the test verbally, and you frown slightly during one of your answers, and their facial-analysis program decides you're "difficult." This is just one of many problems with the increasing use of artificial intelligence in hiring, contends the new documentary "Persona: The Dark Truth Behind Personality Tests," premiering Thursday on HBO Max. The film, from director Tim Travers Hawkins, begins with the origins of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test.


Only 50% Of Hires Are Successful: How AI Is Optimizing The Experience

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The pandemic increased unemployment for several months, but finally, companies are seeing re-employment numbers going up fast again. While this is a positive sign, organizations need to have processes to handle the increased number of applicants the best way possible, especially for industries that had to let go of many employees, to recruit the best candidates. Employees are the company's most important asset, so hiring better is critical for your success. I interviewed Yves Lermusi, Chief Futurist at OutMatch, the leading AI-driven hiring platform, to discuss how AI will impact both recruiters and candidates' hiring experience. OutMatch helps leading companies boost talent acquisition performance and to deliver an engaging hiring experience for all.


Future of work: Five new features of your remote workplace in 2021

ZDNet

COVID-19 has turned the world of work on its head, with many of us having spent most of 2020 separated from our colleagues and logging-in to greet each other every day from our bedrooms, living spaces, and other cobbled-together places of work. It's a year that has asked a lot of us all, and with 2021 now – somehow – on the horizon, many will be wondering what the next 12 months has in store. One thing seems certain: the new remote-working landscape hastily hammered out by 2020 won't be disappearing any time soon. In fact, working from home at least part of the time looks set to be the new way of doing things for the foreseeable future. And while organizations might have a better grasp on the technical challenges than they did at the start of the year, there is still a litany of issues to overcome if we want to make this "new normal" truly work.


What Is The Hiring Process For Data Scientists At ZS

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With a focus on building scalable capabilities for generating, operationalising, and measuring data-driven insights for their clients, ZS has a strong advanced data science group within their Business Consulting function. The team focuses on integrating transformative AI-enabled solutions and data products across multiple industries such as healthcare, life sciences, telecommunication, high tech, and retail. As the company leverages deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in real life, the data science team plays a vital role in driving these functions. From foundational research in deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), optimisation, and operational research -- the advanced data science team at ZS works across various solutions. They are involved in developing solutions to full-scale productisation.


Large Employers Are Changing The Interview Process. What To Know

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Large employers adding new processes to conduct job interviews with candidates. If you are tech-challenged as some Baby Boomers are, you will likely struggle with these new advancements in the interviewing process. Interviewing and hiring have changed overnight. Employers are now ramping up and using more AI or artificial intelligence than ever before. The pandemic produced a significant challenge for employers. They could no longer conduct face-to-face job interviews and found an increase in applicants' volume applying for available jobs.