Delano Live

Using artificial intelligence for HR efficiency

Technological advancements are helping make workflows more efficient but in HR they could also help prevent discrimination and bias, said Jelena Matone and Rachel Treece during the latest Delano Live event on 21 March.

Matone, chief information security officer at the EIB, and Treece, CEO and founder of the Henka Institute, spoke during a discussion with Jim Kent of the Paperjam + Delano Club.

They discussed how artificial intelligence can help save time during the initial screening of CVs, with recruiters having to sift through hundreds if not thousands of CVs, especially for entry-level positions. “We all have bias,” said Treece, adding that AI could help remove this. But the technology needs to be programmed and set up correctly, added Matone. 

Diverse organisations are more profitable and sustainable, Matone and Treece agreed, as they bring people from different backgrounds and with different ideas around the table.

For Treece, technology is also helping in other ways, for example facilitating access to the workplace for persons with a disability.

Only 5% of jobs are actually advertised, said Treece, adding that this shows the power of networking. Anyone looking for a change in career meanwhile should consider cybersecurity, said Matone, a field lacking qualified staff. 

The Delano Live event was also an opportunity for guests to connect with Luxembourg’s Scandinavian community, with opening remarks delivered by Claes-Johan Geijer, Sweden’s honorary consul to Luxembourg.