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This is an online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication and business writing, published by Pearson, featuring resources about application letters, resumes, career planning, and a variety of employment issues. For more information about Bovee & Thill's texts and their exclusive, superior coverage of employment, visit http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. For instructor examination copies, go http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/texts. To find your local sales representative, go to http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/replocator. To contact the authors, send an email to hotline@boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. To get a free Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/resources. Subscribe to a free weekly newsletter of new posts to all 11 of Bovee Thill's Online Magazines: http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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Artificial Intelligence and Recruiting: A Candidate's Perspective

Artificial Intelligence and Recruiting: A Candidate's Perspective | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it
AI will change how we apply for positions in the future, but honesty will still be the best policy when it comes to landing a job.
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The Future of Communication: Blind Auditions

The Future of Communication: Blind Auditions | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Most people like to think they are unbiased and capable of making fair, objectives decisions when it comes to judging or assessing others. Unfortunately, that is far from reality.

 

Decades of research suggests that unconscious or implicit bias is universal, and these attitudes and stereotypes affect decision making in ways that people aren’t aware of. Even people who consciously go out of their way to avoid biased assumptions can be influenced by unconscious biases that have been accumulating since childhood.

 

Implicit bias has been a longstanding concern in job interviewing and hiring decisions. A classic case that opened many eyes to the problem involved classical musicians auditioning for symphony orchestras.

 

In the 1970s, women made up only 5 percent of professional symphony musicians. Orchestras gradually moved to blind auditions, where the performer is hidden behind a curtain so the people evaluating them can hear but not see them—meaning they can’t make judgments based on gender, age, appearances, or anything other than how well the musicians play.

 

Within a decade, the ratio of women had risen to 25 percent.

 

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I Tried the Software That Uses Artificial Intelligence to Scan Job Applicants via Video for Companies Such as Goldman Sachs and Unilever, and It's Not as Creepy as It Sounds

I Tried the Software That Uses Artificial Intelligence to Scan Job Applicants via Video for Companies Such as Goldman Sachs and Unilever, and It's Not as Creepy as It Sounds | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

If HireVue is correct, using artificial intelligence to screen job applicants is a glimpse at the future of recruiting."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"Mark Newman founded HireVue as a video interview platform. It saved recruiters time by allowing candidates to record answers to interview questions and upload them to a database where recruiters could easily compare how applicants presented themselves." . . .

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Which Business Communication Textbooks Have the Most Comprehensive Coverage of Employment Topics?

Which business communication textbook have the most comprehensive coverage of employment topics? Which textbooks are noted for their leading-edge coverage?

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Five Steps to Help Your Students Develop Their Personal Brands

Five Steps to Help Your Students Develop Their Personal Brands | Teaching Business Communication and Employment | Scoop.it

Most students preparing to enter or reenter the job market have probably heard the advice to develop a personal brand but might not know how to proceed. Here's how.

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