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The technology that talent acquisition companies are championing to minimize bias and improve employment efficiency poses a real threat to job seekers who are not informed about the power and reach of these programs.

Meanwhile, the Equal Opportunity Commission has said it would study AI employment screening applications to ensure that new biases aren’t included, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

However, Amazon had to scrap an algorithm meant to aid in hiring top talent when the company discovered that it discounted applicants who listed on their resumes they went to women’s colleges or participated in women’s clubs, the Journal reported. 

An existing program enables employers to formulate a DISC personality profile based on your LinkedIn profile and other written posts. 

The automated interview platform HireVue performs facial scans looking for characteristics that might lead to a decision to hire or not. Pay attention. Your career is at stake.