How Digital Recruiters Analyze Applicants

April 9, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Soon algorithms rather than humans may decide whether or not you get the job writes The Economist. Some of the interesting things they’ve found:

  • Applicants who have joined one or two social networks are more likely to stay in the position longer. Those who have joined four or more are not.
  • Honest candidates usually make bad salespeople.
  • Applicants with a criminal record are better at making customer-support calls than those without one.
  • Individuals who fill out online applications with a different browser than that which came with their computer usually do better.

Read more about this future, its perils, its successes, and how businesses are implementing them over here.

Source: The Economist