Can Companies Use Big Data to Fight Racist and Sexist Hiring Practices? – NationalJournal.com

“Humans are fallible, biased creatures, and even the most well-intentioned hiring managers have a strong tendency to hire “look like me, act like me” candidates.

Those unintended prejudices in recruitment—whether racial, gendered, or economic—are shortcomings that a growing number of big-data firms are hoping they can help solve with their massive number-crunching operations. By mining troves of personal and professional data, these companies claim they can not only match employers with A-plus job candidates, but help close diversity gaps in the workforce, too.”

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