Each year, the National Association for Law Placement hosts the Legal Recruiting Summit in order to share industry insights, advancements, and challenges seen within legal recruiting. This year, Suited was invited to give a presentation on using AI in the recruiting process with representatives from Suited partner firms, to give feedback on the pandemic recruiting season that just concluded and what the indusry can expect going forward.
The Suited panel consisted of Matt Spencer, Co-founder and CEO of Suited; Aaron Myers, Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer; Sameer Tharakan, Ph.D, Director of Data Science; alongside two Suited partner representatives, Bess Sully, the Chief Human Resources Officer at Sheppard Mullin; and Tara Conlon, the Director of Legal Recruitment at Cadwalader.
The presentation focused around how firms have historically relied on standard resume markers to narrow their hiring funnels, such as GPA or law school rank. However, these metrics are often biased and not predictive of on the job performance.
Suited was able to share compelling insights around how AI can help law firm recruiting teams eliminate adverse impact from the process, while also increasing the likelihood a candidate will be a high performer.
Suited was able to demonstrate that using AI is the most powerful tool for overcoming bias in the legal recruiting process, due to its ability to:
Rapidly consider an unlimited pool of candidates
AI’s ability to instantly consider an unlimited number of candidates means firms do not have to shrink the talent pool to make it manageable and can instead consider candidates from a wider range of academic backgrounds.
ACCURATELY AND COMPREHENSIVELY CONSIDER CANDIDATES
AI is able to consider significantly larger set of complex, non-biased characteristics and understand how the various traits interact creating an accurate view of a candidate’s future potential.
BE TESTED FOR BIAS AND ELIMINATE SUBJECTIVE DECISION MAKING
AI can be tested for bias to ensure it provides a more equitable alternative metric to biased traditional selection criteria and “like-me” influenced human judgements.
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