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Apr 1, 2021

"The primary thing we're trying to understand is, from a soft skill holistic perspective, what are you best suited for in the world of work." That was Frida Polli, Ph.D. and CEO and co-founder of pymetrics, a company mixing behavioral science and AI to build fairer workplaces. This week, Jeff and Dr. Polli discuss how you can use data and technology to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) efforts and remove unconscious bias from your organization’s hiring process.

How AI can actually make your recruiting process more human

"What everyone was trying to understand in this matchmaking process, both the individual who was going through it as well as the company that was recruiting, was not what was on someone's resume—that was clear. Really what they wanted to know about someone was their soft skills. Their cognitive, social, and emotional makeup. Like what makes them different and human and unique," explains Dr. Polli.

According to Dr. Polli, when it comes to recruiting, "Everybody hates the fact that a job search takes three months, six months. We sort of have this expectation that the process has to be painful."

Using AI to build diverse workforces of the future

The conversation then moves to ways you can use AI to streamline and diversify your hiring process while avoiding AI that instead scales human bias and makes the world less fair.

Dr. Polli and Jeff go deep in on how pymetrics is using behavioral science and audited AI technology to build the diverse workforces of the future. "A lot of times talent is overlooked because it doesn't fit the mold. That's silly," says Dr. Polli when she explains pymetrics’ philosophy on helping you hire better at your company.

And according to Dr. Polli, "To solve the diversity problem, we need to be a little less cautious and a little more bold."

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