Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This Job Platform Designed By A 26-Year-Old Informs Managers Of Their Bias - FASTCOMPANY

by Lydia Dishman 
Originally published: February 10, 2017
Publisher: FastCompany.com 

WayUp helps hiring managers spot unconscious bias and break out of their recruiting ruts.

There are plenty of recruiting tools that aim to tackle the persistent "pipeline" problem that the tech industry in particular often cites as a reason they can’t find diverse candidates who are qualified for top tech positions.

By virtue of their featured artificial intelligence, a new wave of these platforms are also working to eliminate unconscious bias in the hiring process. For instance, HiringSolved's recruiting platform called RAI (pronounced "ray") helps predict candidates’ gender and ethnic backgrounds to help companies reach diversity targets. Its latest tool, TalentFeed+, takes it a step further by mining and consolidating companies’ internal hiring databases. Machine learning reviews a company’s hiring patterns to ensure the candidate pool is diverse.