Künstliche Intelligenz im HRM: eine Analyse ihrer Potenziale und Risiken

This project extends our understanding of how artificial intelligence transforms the HRM function and affects specifically the hiring and promotion of employees considering risks for discrimination.

Factsheet

  • Lead department Business
  • Additional departments Engineering and Information Technology
  • Institute Institut für Optimierung und Datenanalyse IODA
    Institute for New Work
  • Research unit Diversity and Inclusion
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration (planned) 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020
  • Project management Caroline Straub
  • Head of project Caroline Straub
  • Project staff Olivier Mermoud
    Erik Graf
    Jérémie Knüsel
  • Keywords AI, Recruitment

Situation

Through digitization, organizations have new techniques at hand for managing their workforce. In the last decade, startups developed HR solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI), and now offer software for identifying suitable candidates for a job. Researchers and practitioners ask to be vigilant about how we design and train AI, as otherwise we risk constructing AI that mirrors a narrow and privileged vision of society, with its old, familiar biases and stereotypes.

Course of action

Bridging knowledge on human resource management (HRM) and technology, this project aims to extend our under-standing of how artificial intelligence transforms the HRM function and affects specifically the hiring and promotion of employees considering risks for discrimination. It lays the groundwork for a future project to develop tools to mitigate or overcome these risks.

Result

• to address the challenges presented by AI in HRM by providing an overview on the state of the art of AI use in HRM in Switzerland • to lay the groundwork for a future project to develop a training to mitigate or overcome the risks associated with the use of AI among HR professionals

Looking ahead

Our long-term goal is to develop a course that equips HR professionals with technological knowledge to ensure diversity in the workplace.