June 26, 2019

Companies Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Screen for Problematic Employees

Watch how a startup named Fama Technologies is using artificial intelligence to help weed out problem employees - before or after they join an organization.

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April 12, 2019

This Company Uses AI to Flag Racist and Sexist Comments From Potential Hires

Hiring the wrong person can be costly. While background and reference checks are standard for most hires, they don’t always catch everything.

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November 2, 2018

“Extreme vetting” for hiring

Several companies offer to set the pattern-matching power of AI on the social feeds of job hopefuls to uncover posts that are racist, sexist, violent, or otherwise objectionable.

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October 11, 2018

A messy digital footprint can cost you a job

A 2017 survey by Careerbuilder, found that 70 per cent of companies used social media to screen candidates when hiring, up from 60 per cent and 11 per cent in 2006.

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August 5, 2018

Past Social Media Posts Upend Hiring

More companies are scouring job candidates’ online personas for racist and other red-flag comments. That hasn’t kept social-media trails from morphing into hiring minefields.

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October 8, 2017

How AI is reshaping recruitment, and what it means for the future of jobs

“This (AI-based program) is something an employer will apply alongside a suite of other tools to make a hiring decision,” says Ben Mones, co-founder of US-based startup Fama.

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May 19, 2017

How AI is Changing Your Job Hunt

Pictures of drinking on social accounts don’t imply bad job performance. By contrast, bigoted comments or posts about drugs were linked to subpar performance.

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October 14, 2016

The tech that hiring managers are using to screen your social media posts

Manually sifting through thousands of posts is incredibly time consuming for anyone. But for an algorithm, it takes only a second. And if you work in HR, that algorithm could be a godsend.

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May 18, 2016

Can Using Artificial Intelligence Make Hiring Less Biased?

Companies don’t want candidates with stellar skills if they are racist, sexist, or violent. A company called Fama offers to find these problems through automated searches of the web.

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December 23, 2015

Why social media profiles of visa applicants, job seekers are being scanned

Fama Technologies offers employers an online service that automatically finds profiles of job applicants and flags suspicious public posts.

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