2018 was a year of robust growth, based on various economic indicators. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth was strong. Corporate profits reached impressive heights, especially in the technology sector. Americans last enjoyed a prolonged period of low unemployment in the 1950s, with current unemployment reaching a level not seen since 1968.
2018 brought about a number of hiring issues that seem to have carried over into the new year. One main issue that still remains is the low unemployment rate, making it more difficult for employers to find and retain top talent. While employers continue to find new ways to attract talent, there are two other […]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) still dominates the conversation, yet we are still in the early stages of understanding its potential impact. In most cases, companies have launched small or disparate experiments, leaving AI lingering in the pilot phase.
Consumers today are hot on conversational artificial intelligence (AI), whether they’re shopping online via mobile-based digital assistants (e.g., Siri or The Google Assistant) or tapping their smart speaker (e.g., the Amazon Echo or Google Home) for flight updates, travel tips, and local weather information for their travel destinations.
As technology keeps evolving over time, so does the need to have talent to support this evolution. As we’ve seen with many industries over the past year, there is a shortage of skilled talent and this is especially true for the technology industry.
When we look back at 2018, what’s the most common trend that comes to mind? A tight labor market due to low unemployment. Sadly, it looks like 2019 is shaping up to be similar, however, recruiters and hiring managers can stay ahead of the curve by being prepared and knowing what’s being predicted for the […]
2019 is quickly approaching, and with it comes the predictions of what organizations can expect for the following year. So what will 2019 have in store?
Fears of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation taking people’s jobs are increasingly common as new technologies emerge that seem to make many aspects of certain jobs—especially routine, low-skilled labor jobs—potentially obsolete. We’ve written a lot about how these fears are often overblown.
In yesterday’s post, we discussed the idea that using artificial intelligence (AI) or big data in the recruiting process doesn’t eliminate problems with discrimination and bias. Perhaps counter-intuitively, these methods can actually emphasize bias if we’re not careful because the machine doesn’t know any better. It can only assess the (often imperfect) traits it is told to […]
Instinctively, it would seem that using a machine, data, or artificial intelligence (AI) to review job applicants would create a process that is fairer by default.