Think there’s no bias in your hiring process? AI says think again

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When Jahanzaib Ansari was looking for work in 2016, his resume was not the problem. Despite a CV boasting experience as a programmer and attending the University of Toronto, Ansari’s job search soon hit a dead end. At the suggestion of a friend, he changed his first name on his resume and saw almost immediate results.

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“I wouldn’t hear back from employers until my [colleague] said, ‘Why don’t you just Anglicize it?’ I went with variations of Jason, Jordan, Jacob, and literally in four to six weeks, I got a job,” says the CEO of Knockri, a technology firm that created

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