69% of Americans Think Artificial Intelligence Should Not Have a Role in Certain Hiring Tasks, Yoh Survey Reveals

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PHILADELPHIA, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to a new survey of more than 2,000 adults conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of , a leading international talent and outsourcing company and part of Day & Zimmermann, 69% of Americans believe that artificial intelligence (AI) should not have a role in certain hiring tasks.

Hiring tasks that Americans believe AI should not have a role in include:

However, there is a portion of Americans who do not seem to be concerned about AI having an active role in some hiring tasks. Nearly one third of Americans (31%) think it’s acceptable for AI to play a role in any number of hiring tasks.

“Despite a majority of Americans’ skepticism of it, AI technology has been helping companies make better and more informed hiring decisions for years, both for the company and the candidates,” said Emmett McGrath, President of Yoh. “However, AI technology should be used only to augment and enhance, not replace, the recruitment function. In order for it to be fully effective, this technology must be used in conjunction with the experience, skill and intuition of human recruiters and hiring managers.”

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Globe Newswire: 13:05 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019

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