The Verge: Automated hiring software is mistakenly rejecting millions of viable job candidates

The Verge: Automated hiring software is mistakenly rejecting millions of viable job candidates. “Automated resume-scanning software is contributing to a ‘broken’ hiring system in the US, says a new report from Harvard Business School. Such software is used by employers to filter job applicants, but is mistakenly rejecting millions of viable candidates, say the study’s authors. It’s contributing to the problem of ‘hidden workers’ — individuals who are able and willing to work, but remain locked out of jobs by structural problems in the labor market.”

Military .com: Pentagon Eyes Plan to Intensify Social Media Screening in Military Background Investigations

Military .com: Pentagon Eyes Plan to Intensify Social Media Screening in Military Background Investigations. “The Defense Department ‘is examining a scalable means of implementing social media screening in conjunction with background investigations,’ Pentagon officials said in suggested training materials distributed for a stand-down to discuss extremism. The military-wide pause in operations was ordered by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.”

The Next Web: Why using AI to screen job applicants is almost always a bunch of crap

The Next Web: Why using AI to screen job applicants is almost always a bunch of crap. “Millions of potential employees are subjected to artificial intelligence screenings during the hiring process every month. While some systems make it easier to weed out candidates who lack necessary educational or work qualifications, many AI hiring solutions are nothing more than snake oil.”