Might advanced technology help stop the problem of recruiters discriminating unfairly against job applicants?
Despite Economic Survivor still being a young blog, there are plenty of articles here confirming what many readers (well, both of you) likely know already - that no matter what laws exist, age discrimination remains rife in the realm of employment.
I was once on a job recruitment panel that chose the young female candidate over the more experienced older man. In retrospect, it seemed a wee bit like choosing how to decorate the office best.
Although I wasn't entirely happy with my then manager's final say, I was still a decade or two away from standing in the same shoes the older guy wore that day. My younger self therefore saw no great issue.
But in truth it turned out, despite thinking at the time my boss was more interested in improving the office feng shui, that our choice did prove very good at doing her job.
And yet she likely wouldn't have got it had automation been available in the recruitment process way back around 2003. Here's why ...