Don’t rely totally on automated hiring systems

Businesses are being advised not to rely totally on automated hiring systems when recruiting staff.

While they are reputed to be free of bias, there has been evidence in the USA that by reducing applicants to a score or rank some have been shown to deny equal employment opportunity on the basis of protected categories such as race, age, sex, and disability.

There has already been a successful prosecution by a female applicant to Meta.

It is argued that these automated systems are unfair to job applicants and employers alike.

After all, an automated system cannot tell you how well the person is going to fit in with the rest of your employees, what non-measurable people skills they may have or what other experiences they might bring to the workforce.

It is always a good idea, even if you use an automated system to create a shortlist, to actually meet the candidates face to face.