A New Age in Productivity or Removing the ‘Human’ from HR?

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Deep learning and AI have been drastically changing industries such as healthcare, financial services, and retail with many companies welcoming new technologies. However, Human Resources (HR) departments have been met with more challenges in integrating intelligent systems into their workflows.

HR Departments are tasked with managing the organization’s employees — hiring, firing, resolving disputes, payroll, benefits, and more. Many of these tasks seem ripe for automation with machine learning, however, they are also often subjective, and handing over the reigns poses interesting ethical challenges.

Employee Hiring

The hiring process is laborious and expensive. From reviewing resumes, interviewing, and training new employees, hiring new employees can carry a large cost to organizations outside of the new employee’s salary. This cost is generally worth it, however, because making the wrong decision can cost even more money if the employee must be let go and the process started again. Not only do the costs of hiring need to be incurred a second time, but lost production and the time it takes the new employee to ramp up to full production will also be present. …

Improve your data analysis skills by getting these three key books

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Why Books?

The internet is a treasure-trove of information on a variety of topics. Whether you want to learn guitar through Youtube videos or how to change a tire when you are stuck on the side of the road, the internet allows us to learn skills faster and easier than ever before.

I am a big supporter of using the internet to learn and improve your data analytics skills. There are loads of resources on personal blogs, Youtube, and my favorite site: Towards Data Science! However, I find that books are still an extremely useful medium for learning these skills.

Online resources are fragmented — written from different authors, expecting various levels of previous experience, and contain slight differences between them. This can make it difficult to make connections between these resources when you are first trying to learn analytics. That is why I think books are a great additional resource to use in your education. …

Using Resumes to Find Relevant Job Postings

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Job Searching Sucks

Anyone who has looked for a job can tell you that it is hard work. Searching for relevant positions, updating your resume and Linkedin, applying for jobs, writing cover letters, and interviewing take a large amount of time and effort to complete. A common saying I always hear is: “Job searching is a full-time job.”

One of the most time-consuming and draining aspects of the job hunt is finding relevant job postings. This often entails frequenting online job boards, scanning for relevant job titles, reading the job’s description, and identifying whether or not this job posting is relevant to your qualifications. …


Mitchell Telatnik

Mitchell Telatnik is an MIS graduate from the University of Arizona applying data science to cybercrime.

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