October 1, 2012

Talking Technology! (Job search edition)

From a Wall Street Journal article, "Meet the New Boss: Big Data," on the growing use of computerized personality tests to screen job applicants:
For more and more companies, the hiring boss is an algorithm...Personality tests have a long history in hiring. What's new is the scale. Powerful computers and more sophisticated software have made it possible to evaluate more candidates, amass more data and peer more deeply into applicants' personal lives and interests.

Image credit: Brainstorms, Stanford University

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