- by SRS1, Master Analyst
- by Lyndon_Henry, Blogger
- 10/16/2013 5:41:45 PM
... when we come to the point of eliminating the competition by killing our rivals?
Well, in a way ... but I was mainly thinking of the desperation that is driving people into an increasingly savage-level struggle for survival.
- by Lyndon_Henry, Blogger
- 10/16/2013 1:59:05 PM
The problem is that the machines are designed to screen out. As electronic applications make it too easy to apply for jobs, eliminating the need sto spend any money on postage or that heavier stock paper for resumes, some people just send out hundreds of resumes to anything and everything without even paying much attention to the job description. No one wants to have to filter through so many irrelevant applications, so they get the computer to do it for them. But then there is a danger that you will eliminate a really good person from the running - the same way spam filters sometimes put important email into the junk folder.
I agree. and I share the concerns of others about the drawbacks of robot-based application screening.
The problem basically comes down to a de facto deterioration of the overall social-economic system. Jobs have diminshed in availability, but meanwhile the population continues to increase. So more and more people are desperately scrambling for fewer and fewer jobs. And there are fewer and fewer employees that can screen the deluge of applications.
They could use some kind of a lottery to select candidates, but I suppose that at least the robots utilize data and analytics.
Somehow it all makes me think of the Hunger Games...
- by louisw900, Blogger
- 10/12/2013 7:22:44 PM
Dear Noreen, I certainly had to take a double take at your announcement ! And I am sadden to learn of you leaving A2.
Your tireless energy and literary effort have been a rich fuel for A2. I have always enjoyed your Blogs and conversation.
While I wish you the best - you will be missed ! Going out with a bang ....this was a fantastic piece ! ; )
- by Noreen Seebacher, Blogger
- 10/11/2013 5:17:13 PM
Can't think of a more appropriate post on which to announce I am leaving All Analytics. Thanks for all of your help -- and connect with me on LinkedIn!!
- by SethBreedlove, Data Doctor
- 10/10/2013 4:16:17 PM
One great thing about Linkedin is that you can follow a company and often see who now fills those rolls. It can be very interesting and insightful at times. Another way that technology has changed the landscape.
- by Ariella, Blogger
- 10/10/2013 8:23:51 AM
@Seth true. In my very brief brush with IT recruiting, I found that a candidate with a degree from MIT could write her own ticket. It didn't even matter what she had done.