Job Description Software Can Eliminate Biased Job Ads

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A retailer in Indianapolis is looking for a “Retail Sales Ninja who thrives in a competitive environment, focused on being the Champion in your division.” The pay isn’t mentioned, but the job posting dangles a $1,500 bonus.

Tempted? Not that much if you’re a woman. 

Job description software would have flagged the words before the ad ever got posted. “Ninja,” “competitive,” and “champion” are words research has found to dissuade women. They have masculine overtones. Ironically, the job posting is for a cashier, an occupation other research found is female dominated.

AI-powered job description software is being used today by

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