AI Bias in Recruiting: Why Does It Happen?

Michelle Lee is currently a Data Scientist at Atipica and is a Senior Data Analytics Instructor at Product School. Amazon was recently reported to have built a machine learning model aimed at ranking candidates for its open roles. However, the team building the tool was disbanded due to the biases learned by the model. For example, the model ranked candidates lower if their resumes included … Continue reading AI Bias in Recruiting: Why Does It Happen?

Gradus: An Automatic Solution for a Diverse Workforce

At Atipica, we know it is difficult to know where to focus diversity hiring efforts for the greatest impact. It’s even harder to measure progress and results so that you can learn, adapt quickly and celebrate successes! We are the only team thinking about inclusive AI to make it easier for you to have real, meaningful impact on your company’s inclusiveness. We’re also a team … Continue reading Gradus: An Automatic Solution for a Diverse Workforce

What the Numbers Say About the Rooney Rule

A Little Background In 2002, two NFL coaches, Tony Dungy and Dennis Green, were fired despite their impressive wins and records. What followed was a movement that catalyzed a movement in hiring, in sports and elsewhere. Soon thereafter, two U.S. civil rights attorneys reported findings that black head coaches, despite winning a higher percentage of games, were more likely to be fired and less likely … Continue reading What the Numbers Say About the Rooney Rule

Thoughtful Hiring for Underrepresented Candidates

While diversity and inclusion have been some of the hottest buzzwords in Silicon Valley for the past few years, many believe the industry is still floundering. The progress towards an inclusive workforce is slow and arduous. There are no quick fixes or shortcuts; making actionable ideas into an equitable reality requires us to analyze not only how we treat our current colleagues, but how companies hire them, from job post to offer. Continue reading Thoughtful Hiring for Underrepresented Candidates