What the U.S. Government’s Thinking About AI and Assessments

AI, machine learning, bots finding and ranking the best candidates, selecting employees with games.

It’s all new and cool. But, what does the government think of all this? Is, say, selecting someone based on how they play a video game OK under the law? How about a bot learning which candidate resumes managers like and “click on” — is that OK?

I talked to Dr. Romella El Kharzazi, of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, about the agency’s stance on AI-based assessment tools.

This podcast is a must listen for anyone who is considering using AI-based assessment tools but is concerned about the legal risk.

Grab your dog, or your elliptical machine, because it’s an hour long. But as the podcast goes on, especially into the second half, it’ll really get you thinking about your selection and assessment process, and whether you’re doing it on the up and up.

Dr. Charles Handler is a thought leader, analyst, and practitioner in the talent assessment and human capital space. Throughout his career Dr. Handler has specialized in developing effective, legally defensible employee selection systems. 

Since 2001 Dr. Handler has served as the president and founder of Rocket-Hire, a vendor neutral consultancy dedicated to creating and driving innovation in talent assessment.  Dr. Handler has helped companies such as Intuit, Wells Fargo, KPMG, Scotia Bank, Hilton Worldwide, and Humana to design, implement, and measure impactful employee selection processes.

Through his prolific writing for media outlets such as ERE.net, his work as a pre-hire assessment analyst for Bersin by Deloitte, and worldwide public speaking, Dr. Handler is a highly visible futurist and evangelist for the talent assessment space. Throughout his career, Dr. Handler has been on the forefront of innovation in the talent assessment space, applying his sound foundation in psychometrics to helping drive innovation in assessments through the use of gaming, social media, big data, and other advanced technologies.

Dr. Handler holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana State University.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drcharleshandler