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#509: Will A Computer Decide Whether You Get Your Next Job?

January 16th, 2014

Episode 659 of 902 episodes

To hire new employees, some companies are paying less attention to resumes and more attention to data — and the data are leading to some surprising findings. On today's show, we take a weird hiring test for a call-center job. And we hear what does (and doesn't) predict success for everyone from call-center workers to software developers.