A Deloitte report from 2017 showed that 33% of the respondents were currently using some form of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in their hiring process with the goal of saving time and reducing bias - and according to a report by Glassdoor, approximately 38% of Americans this year will be looking for a new job. It's not uncommon to find startups and companies offering A.I. recruitment tools.
"It felt weird. I was kind of talking into the void," said 27-year-old marketing manager, Sarah, on her experience with HireVue, an on-demand video interview platform.
She had been informed by her recruiter that it was "just like an interview on Skype". Expecting an interview like most any other, she followed company website directions - dressed appropriately and had a well-lit background - and was surprised when she logged on to find there was no human on the other side of the screen. There had been no mention that her interview was being run by an advanced machine that would analyze her facial expression and word choice with a series of algorithms.
"You usually have a little time to do some small talk, but in the HireVue interview, I only had a practice question and then just went into it. There's not a lot of time to feel ready," she said. "For me first impressions are everything, and it was hard to set that tone."
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