Following the shock US-election result last November, Mark Zuckerberg was under pressure to explain how Facebook would address the issue of fake news on its site. Many people expected that Facebook would have to employ human editors to determine whether an article is fake or not. But not surprisingly, the answer from the tech giant was that they were planning to use better algorithms to weed out the fake news.
While better algorithms might be the answer for Facebook, can they ever be the answer when it comes to what many regard as the quintessential human activity of recruiting?
Here, Paul Wolfe, SVP, Human Resources at global job site Indeed, explains how algorithms are already being used in recruitment and what the future might bring for people working in the industry.
How common is the use of algorithms in recruiting today, and what trends do you see in the area?
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