- A recent survey of 300 HR leaders across US companies revealed that 98% of them plan on using software algorithms to assist with layoff decisions.
- The same AI software that companies use to scan resumes for ideal candidates can also assess current employees.
- While the software primarily analyzes performance reviews, it also rates employees by “flight-risk,” or likelihood of quitting.
- Critics complain that HR software can give higher flight-risk ratings while ignoring drivers behind resignations (eg workplace discrimination) that are unrelated to performance.
Algorithms may increasingly help in making layoff decisions