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.

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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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