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Grace Kerrison

with David Yates, Andrew Eddy

The Abandonment of CVs and the Embrace of AI

According to the Harvard Business Review, 75-90 percent of people are rejected based on their CV. Yet, out of seven ways to test a candidate’s suitability for a position, job experience and CVs were retrospectively the least predictive of success. 

Two global companies – PwC and DXC Technology – have both made a move away from CVs and instead are relying on artificial intelligence and behavioural Talent signals to guide them. 

In this panel discussion facilitated by Grace, Andrew Eddy will share how this shift enables Untapped Group, working in partnership with DXC Technology, help companies achieve a key diversity goal – to welcome people on the autism spectrum into a career in technology. David Yates will share why personal qualities, team fit and true potential to succeed, none of which can be assessed in a CV, are prioritised in PwC’s graduate recruitment program and their results to-date.

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About Grace

Grace Kerrison is pymetrics’ Managing Director for Asia Pacific. She is a seasoned business leader with 20+ years experience working across Canada, Australasia and Asia.  Prior to joining pymetrics, Grace has held senior sales and marketing roles at Telecom NZ, Cisco, Microsoft and more recently LinkedIn.  Throughout her career, Grace has incubated and taken to market new products and business groups, and at the same time has gained a reputation for developing high performing teams.

pymetrics helps companies re-think the way they hire and retain talent. Using well-validated neuroscience games combined with cutting edge AI, pymetrics predictively matches talent to jobs where they will perform at the highest levels focusing on potential – as in their inherent cognitive and emotional make-up rather than pedigree or resume.

About Andrew

A senior finance professional with extensive experience in the public sector and in professional service firms.

For the last decade, Andrew has worked as a consultant with PPB Advisory, a leading independent strategic and advisory practice. Subsequent to their merger with PwC, Andrew now offers his services directly to clients. He focuses on the areas of strategy, risk, governance, business turnarounds and litigation support.

He holds a governance role as a Deputy Chancellor of La Trobe University. Previously he was on the board of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Previous executive roles include the first CFO of Aconex Limited and Group GM Finance at Amcor Limited, with responsibility for global funding, treasury, risk and insurance. Prior to that he was Corporate Treasurer for Orica Limited.

He is a co-founder of Untapped Group, an enterprise focused on developing a sustainable neurodiverse employment ecosystem to increase opportunities for autistic individuals, and those with other neurodiverse variations, thereby realising their untapped potential.

About David

David is originally from the UK and was the Student Careers Resource Manager at the retail giant Tesco, before taking over the Student Recruitment team at Grant Thornton UK specialising in strengths / potential and overhauling the way they attracted and assessed talent with a lens on diversity, inclusion and social mobility. David moved to Sydney with his Aussie wife and Springer Spaniel dog, and has been with PwC Australia for a year and a half leading the Campus Recruitment Team nationally.   

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