Beware unethical AI in the recruitment process

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Beware unethical AI in the recruitment process

Recruiters embracing artificial intelligence should consider the ethics of their AI augmented talent strategy, a recruitment expert told the recent Australasian Talent Conference 2018.

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Recruiters embracing artificial intelligence (AI) should consider the ethics of their AI-augmented talent strategy, a recruitment expert told the recent Australasian Talent Conference 2018.

Antonluigi Gozzi, CEO of tech-based recruitment company Livehire, is enthusiastic about embracing artificial intelligence in talent acquisition and recruitment but believes there is a “right way” to do it.

He encouraged delegates to “treat AI like a team member” and to also look at their ethical responsibilities. 

Mr Gozzi said it is important to look at the technology being used in an organisation to consider any shortcomings or “human factors” that could be enabling discrimination or bias, due to patterns that might be found in big data. It is therefore important that recruiters know how their software makes decisions.

He suggested that anyone involved in talent acquisition should keep an open mind about the use of artificial intelligence. He asked attendees to consider their organisation’s ethics statements and think about whether candidates were aware of the use of AI in the recruitment process.  

To get the best out of the technology, recruiters should be giving resources to artificial intelligence, and providing a job description so its functions are clear, Mr Gozzi said. Just like an employee, AI can be managed, supervised and trained. He highlighted the importance of measuring the technology’s success to know whether it was fulfilling its potential.

Mr Gozzi ended his presentation by encouraging attendees to commit to an AI journey for its ability to take away major pain points within the recruitment process.

Antonluigi Gozzi was presenting at the Australasian Talent Conference 2018, held in Sydney on June 20 and 21. WorkplaceInfo attended as a guest.
 
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