Is Job Screening AI Biased?

Information Commissioner John Edwards has announced an investigation into the use of artificial intelligence in recruitment as candidates could be unfairly discriminated against.  It’s commonplace for AI technology to be used in the recruitment process, such as short-listing candidates, testing applicants, and undertaking initial interviews.  However there have increasing concerns about the possibility of inherent bias […]

Facebook Accused Of Sexist Job Advertising

An investigation has concluded that Facebook users in the UK may be excluded from viewing job ads based on protected characteristics, such as gender and age. Global Witness created four job ads, linked to real vacancies on the platform, for nursery nurses, pilots, mechanics and psychologists.  The group specified only the ads should be […]

Disabled Workers Are 62% More Likely To Be Made Redundant

A truly shocking statistic was revealed at a TUC disabled workers conference: that redundancy rates have been almost two-thirds (62%) higher for disabled workers than their non-disabled colleagues.  The figure comes from TUC analysis of Office of National Statistics data collected during the pandemic. Quoting their own research, the TUC found that workers with disabilities […]