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How an algorithm may decide your career – To get a job get past the computer

“Little wonder that most large firms use a computer program, or algorithm, when it comes to screening candidates seeking junior jobs” writes The Economist for economist.com. This was not due to a conscious bias on the part of the Facebook algorithm.In recruitment, too, companies will face a legal and reputational risk if their hiring methods turn out to be unfair.In turn, this may require companies to adjust their algorithms again to avoid discrimination.If they discover that the output of an AI system is discriminatory, they need to work out why,…

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British Army used Facebook ads to target teens on exam results day

“Case in point, the British Army targeted recruitment Facebook ads at 16-year-olds who were stressed on the day results were released on a major standardized test” reports fastcompany.com. Child Soldiers International found that between the years of 2015 and 2017, the military ran 578 recruitment paid-for adverts on Facebook. It should be no surprise that, like most major employers, our recruitment campaigns applies some focus on individuals leaving school, college, and university, as this is when they make career decisions.”.  Source: fastcompany.com Share This:

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How to succeed in a job interview, from the hiring experts

“There are some things prospective candidates cannot control during a job interview, such as whether they gel with the interviewer, or whether they’re seen to have the right qualifications for the role” writes Juliet Samuel for telegraph.co.uk. But there are many things that jobseekers can do to take control of an interview and maximise their chances of getting hired.Most of us know to dress smartly for an interview and to be on time, but four hiring experts from recruitment agencies in Britain have given their more unusual, “out-of-the-box” advice for job-seekers who want to…

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Exclusive: Emirates facing cabin crew shortages – sources

“DUBAI (Reuters) – Emirates is facing a cabin crew shortage and is struggling to fully staff some flights after a spate of resignations and other workforce constraints, several employees told Reuters” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The Dubai-based airline denied it had a cabin crew shortage and said it had slowed down recruitment across the company last year, including for crew, but had recently started actively recruiting crew again.Some employees said the carrier has tried to mitigate staff shortages by asking pilots and cabin crew to work longer hours…

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Hundreds Of Junior Doctors Have Job Offers Withdrawn After Major Error

“Hundreds of junior doctors offered hospital positions have had their job offers taken back after a mistake was found in the recruitment process” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. Those affected had been offered jobs in 24 different fields through ST3 Recruitment, a nationally co-ordinated system for recruiting doctors. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Hundreds of doctors have job offers withdrawn after blunder

“Hundreds of junior doctors offered hospital positions have had their job offers taken back after a mistake was found in the recruitment process” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.co.uk. Those affected had been offered jobs in 24 different fields through ST3 Recruitment, a nationally co-ordinated system for recruiting doctors. Source: huffingtonpost.co.uk Share This:

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Junior doctor recruitment chaos as hundreds forced to apply for jobs starting in months

“The recruitment of junior doctors has been thrown into chaos after hundreds of young medics were told to reapply for jobs they had been due to start in only a few months” writes Laura Donnelly for telegraph.co.uk. Hospital positions for junior doctors in their third year of specialist training have been withdrawn after a major blunder was discovered in the recruitment process. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Government announces Jamaican nurse recruitment deal amid Windrush row

“The new scheme will also offer NHS staff the chance to visit the Jamaican and Indian health services, but not on the same scale, and an exchange partnership is also being worked on with the Philippines” writes Alex Matthews-king for independent.co.uk. The scheme is intended to increase the NHS workforce by 5,500 full time nurses and help address a record 34,000 unfilled nursing and midwifery posts across the health service in England. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Recruiters order women to take birth control before working in Gulf

“Sri Lankan women who take up domestic work in the Middle East to support families devastated by conflict are being targeted by recruitment agents who order them to take contraceptives before leaving” writes Sophie Cousins for theguardian.com. The agents coax women, even promising marriage in some cases, and then abuse them,” said Bhaskaran. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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More firms are calling on robots to navigate recruitment in a ‘#MeToo’ world

“Of the 1,200 hiring professionals surveyed by recruitment firm Korn Ferry, almost two thirds say AI has changed both the way the process is carried out and believe the technology attracts higher calibre candidates” writes Ben Marlow for telegraph.co.uk. Being swayed by a candidate’s appearance is nothing new; but in a post-Weinstein, ‘#MeToo’ climate of heightened sensitives around discrimination, tackling bias in recruitment has become big business and increasingly robots are being called upon to restore some objectivity.Fuelled by the new breed of artificial intelligence (AI) -powered applications, technology that…

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