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Is a more automated job market less fair?


About this ThinkIn

The number of UK job vacancies fell over 60% in Q2 2020, while big online job sites saw a 30% increase in applicants. As competition for roles intensifies, hiring teams are increasingly using algorithms to filter mountains of applications quickly. These algorithms match applicants to the job spec using keywords – but what else do they filter for? Who builds them? Are people gaming the system to make sure they get through, or could an algorithm actually be a fairer way to build a shortlist? What proportion of roles are awarded to ‘cold applicants’ who’ve come via the digital process? Is the system fair? Join us to investigate.


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editor and invited experts

Alexi Mostrous
Editor and Partner, Investigations

Jaz Broughton
Consultant, Hustle Crew

Patrick Briône
Head of Policy & Research, IPA

Michelle Hencic
Global Head of Psychology, pymetrics