Ensure gender de-biasing in recruitment with Oleeo.
It’s no great secret that gender diversity and inclusion have never been more central to business as uncertainty dominates headlines and continues to make waves globally.
Language is a key contributor to such bias. There is much evidence published that shows that subtle but systematic wording differences can influence job appeal negatively and increase gender inequality. These differences also exist in candidate CVs or resumes, and perpetuate biases – either unconsciously through the human recruiter or through machine learning representations.
Eliminating gender bias needs to include technology that helps amplify blind recruitment. Oleeo has sought to deliver gender de-biasing in recruitment. We have done this by seeking to establish features that may differentiate a male candidate’s CV or resume from a female candidate’s resume. We have considered if there are lexical, syntactic and semantic differences in the text that distinguishes male and female CV or resumes and if these differences are then perpetuated or amplified in machine learning representations of the resumes.
Using Oleeo Technology.
Using Oleeo technology, recruiters can determine if disparate impact on the gender minority may occur in the hiring process due to statistical differences in the underlying male and female CVs or resumes, manifesting as redundant encodings of gender information in machine learning representations of CVs and resumes. This is why gender de-biasing in recruitment with Oleeo is paramount.
Even with blind recruitment methods applied, the redundant encoding of gender in machine learning representations could still be an issue and appears to be amplified, which could lead to disparate impact on the gender minority.
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