The article “The New Boss: Big Data” in Macleans – a Canadian publication – discusses the challenges for hiring professionals using machines to assist in the hiring process and coincidentally has a quote or two from me.
A terrible global economy, too few jobs, too many applicants, and far too many resumes. Sounds like a ripe opportunity for “Big Data” analytics to sort through the plethora of personalities and find needles in the proverbial haystack doesn’t it? Not so fast. In a rush to use sophisticated algorithms to find and hire the right people, employers may be confusing correlation with cause.