What to consider when using algorithms for HR and employment

28/12/2020 | ICO

Algorithms can change society for the better when they are developed and used responsibly. However, there is a significant risk that algorithms can increase inequality. This can result in a reduction in fairness, which often impacts vulnerable people the most. The ICO has been looking at the use of algorithms in an employment context and has highlighted six key points organisations need to consider before implementing algorithms for HR purposes.

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