New HR Tech from Hackajob, Bridge

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Hackajob launches three powerful features to increase diversity, equity, and inclusivity in technology teams.

The first of these new features uses generative AI to remove bias from job descriptions. Employers can upload their job descriptions to the hackajob platform, where AI technology scans and assesses the content, creating suggestions for more inclusive language. Employers can effortlessly implement suggested changes, ensuring that their recruitment materials are free from bias and appeal to a broad spectrum of potential candidates.

Moreover, hackajob is harnessing the power of diversity data to help employers fulfill their Diversity and Inclusion (DE&I) objectives. Upon joining the platform, tech talent is given the option to disclose diversity information, with around 80% choosing to do so. Importantly, candidates’ DE&I data is kept confidential and is never disclosed to employers. When creating a job post, employers can select their DE&I objectives, and hackajob prioritizes matching candidates with these characteristics – along with skills and other essential criteria.

Through hackajob’s third feature, a powerful insights platform that provides DE&I performance data at every stage of the hiring process, employers can then measure the impact of their new job descriptions, brand presence, and sourcing objectives on every stage of their hiring funnel. You can only improve what you can measure and hackajob is providing insight into what has historically been a black box process, with very few companies able to get statistically significant, opt-in DE&I data through their hiring process.

L&D technology platform Bridge has expanded its suite of learning and development tools to include an upskilling platform, Skills Plus. This latest addition to the Bridge toolkit, which includes an LMSperformance management system, and employee engagement software, combines a substantial in-built skills library with AI-powered skills and learning recommendations.

Skills Plus provides learners with the information and opportunities they need in order to upskill in line with the latest skills requirements for both current and future job roles. The platform also automates the skills tagging process by scanning large quantities of courses and assigning one or more skills drawn from the 32,000 options within the skills library from Lightcast, a leader in labor market analytics.

Akash Savdharia, Bridge’s Vice President of Talent Solutions, said: “Once upon a time, career trajectories were fixed, inflexible, and always pointed in an upward direction. Skills Plus is built around the idea that plenty of skills can be applied horizontally, allowing for a culture of multidirectional internal movement and helping each employee to define their own unique career journey.

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