Have you been victimized by AI hiring practices? You are not alone!
In a February 2022 survey from the Society for Human Resource Management, 79% of employers stated that they use artificial intelligence for recruitment and hiring. Ian Siegel, the CEO of ZipRecruiter, estimates that 75% of resumes submitted for job applications in 2022 were weeded out by AI. While businesses aren’t (yet) required to disclose whether they use AI to source and qualify candidates, new legislation may be on its way to attempt to regulate this practice of “algorithmic decision making”. But you probably don’t have time to wait for this change if you are currently in the job market! Although Stout Systems harnesses the use of Human Intelligence in our hiring practices, we thought we would share some tips for job seekers to “beat the bots”!
According to the Harvard Business School, there is an entire market of “hidden workers” that are being affected by AI constantly rejecting them in their job applications. They cited the following criteria as having disqualified them from securing work:
36% – years of experience
30% – employment gaps in resume
29% – academic performance
29% – professional credentials
26% – career progression (previous job titles and employers)
22% – skills
The reasons employers may have for using algorithmic tools in hiring are efficiency and cost-savings. But this practice presents a lot of roadblocks for candidates. Many applicants may never get in front of a hiring manager, even if they are the most qualified for the job. Fortunately, when you apply for a role with Stout Systems, your resume and application will not be fed to a robot and tossed into a black hole. We have humans that assess your skills and experience with the time and attention that you deserve. We pride ourselves in our communication with candidates, whether they are the right fit for a role or not. Recognizing potential in a resume requires reading between the lines of the candidate’s achievements and experiences. While an AI can certainly find every resume with the word “Java” on it faster than a human can, when it comes to making a match between the right candidate and the right role, it takes Human Intelligence to connect the dots.
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Stout Systems is the software consulting and staffing company Fueled by the Most Powerful Technology Available: Human Intelligence®. We were founded in 1993 and are based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We have clients across the U.S. in domains including engineering, scientific, manufacturing, education, marketing, entertainment, small business and robotics. We provide expert level software, Web and embedded systems development consulting and staffing services along with direct-hire technical recruiting and placements.