Google's Answer to Filling Jobs Is an Algorithm

Fancy becoming the input data for an algorithm? In other word, do you want to apply for a job at Google? :-)

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Google's Answer to Filling Jobs Is an Algorithm: "An anonymous reader tipped us to a New York Times article about Google's newest HR tool: an algorithm. Starting soon, the company (which gets roughly 100,000 applications a month) will require all interested applicants to fill out an in-depth survey. They'll be using a sophisticated algorithm to work through the submitted surveys, matching applicants with positions. The company has apparently doubled in size in each of the last three years. Even though it's already 10,000 employees strong Laszlo Bock, Google's vice president for people operations, sees no reason the company won't reach 20,000 by the end of the year. This will mean hiring something like 200 people a week, every week, all year ..."

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(Via Slashdot.)

Rija Ménagé

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