HR tech Number of the Day: hiring bias 

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Companies that use applicant tracking systems to manage the job application pipeline and recruiting management/marketing systems for supporting and automating work for recruiters are inadvertently preventing viable candidates from finding work at their companies, according to new research from Harvard Business School and Accenture.


The study finds that, despite an organization’s eagerness to hire amid the pandemic-induced “Great Resignation,” more than 90% of employers surveyed said their companies use recruiting management/marketing systems to initially filter or rank potential middle-skills (94%) and high-skills (92%) candidates. 

And although these AI-powered systems are designed—by focusing on job applications with very specific parameters —to help HR

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