Thursday, May 18, 2017

How machine learning can help companies eliminate bias in hiring - TECH REPUBLIC

by Hope Reese
Originally published: May 17, 2017

On Tuesday at the 2017 SAP Sapphire Now conference, a panel of top product experts at SAP and AI researchers discussed a critical issue facing businesses: Avoiding hiring bias.

The panel included Brenda Reid, product management at SAP SuccessFactors, Patricia Fletcher, solution management at SAP SuccessFactors, Anka Wittenberg, chief diversity and inclusion officer at SAP, and Yvonne Baur, product management at SAP SuccessFactors, and was moderated by Gabriela Burlacu, principal human capital management (HCM) researcher at SAP SuccessFactors.

When it comes to diversifying the workplace, many people say "We get the 'why,'" said Reid. "But where's the 'how'?"