Recruitment systems are evolving so candidates can use artificial intelligence to match themselves to roles in a similar way they might seek out a partner online. This has benefits for employers too, explains Cath Everett.
Jeremy talks about how our aim is to place people in the right places based on their merit so it’s all about removing unconscious bias. We all know that having a diverse team is very valuable to business so it’s about making recruitment fairer.Read More
Nicholas Shekerdemian created Headstart, a company that uses machine learning to help employers to find job candidates. BP and L’Oréal are among its clients.
"Your elevator pitch must be so simple that someone could explain your product and vision to family and friends over dinner.”Read More
Nicholas Shekerdemian has a pretty typical startup story: he dropped out of college, met up with a technical co-founder and then ended up starting a company. But Shekerdemian, who at the time was helping match English teachers with Chinese citizens, wanted to start a company that would solve his own problem: actually getting a job at a cookie cutter company where everyone else applies.Read More
The Thiel Foundation today named 25 people into the 2017 class of Thiel Fellows. The two-year fellowship provides young entrepreneurs with $100,000 and mentorship from the Thiel Foundation’s network of technology entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists. Launched in 2011, the program encourages fellows to pursue full-time entrepreneurship instead of going to college.Read More
“If you were to sum up what machine learning is amazing at, it’s the ability to spot patterns in vast amounts of data and be able to make predictions based on those patterns,” says Jeremy Hindle, Co-founder and CTO at Headstart App. “There aren’t many bigger sets of data to analyse than ‘what or who a person is’ so it’s an ideal fit for machine learning.”Read More
Jeremy Hindle is CTO and Co-founder of Headstart the AI-based recruitment app, and details a few important technological breakthroughs which have allowed us to use Big Data to some of its potential...Read More
We chat to Jeremy Hindle, co-founder and CTO at Headstart App. He is a 28-year-old self-taught (polyglot) programmer who studied neuroscience at university before deciding that a medical career wasn’t for him.Read More
22-year-old undergraduate student Nicholas Shekerdemian has celebrated massive success and has been named as one of 2017’s 'most exciting young entrepreneurs to watch' in several reports, after his ground-breaking Headstart app was a finalist and award winner in the ‘Disrupt HR’ competition at HR Tech World in Paris. Signing up over 20,000 students in just 6 months, the app which he co-founded and launched with experienced tech entrepreneur Jeremy Hindle has been named as one of the 50 most disruptive companies in 2017.Read More
When we talk about “disruptive HR”, what do we mean? As technology to support HR professionals becomes ever more sophisticated, it’s come to mean anything from new models of working to artificial intelligence and robotic automation.Read More
Are entrepreneurs born or made? That’s the question we would pitch to 22 year-old Nicholas Shekerdemian whose analytical prowess at the ripe age of 13 saw him receive a scholarship to King’s College School in Wimbledon to study the International Baccalaureate.Read More
Even computer programs designed to eliminate human subjectivity sometimes fail. Bias in the hiring process is prevalent and hard to eradicate. Scientists have found evidence that data-driven recruitment algorithms have the potential to learn our prejudices. Unless carefully monitored, their filters detect patterns of underrepresentation and reproduce them, perpetuating biases against already disadvantaged groups such as older and disabled workers, women and ethnic minorities.Read More
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) have been around for many years. And, for many years, they have served a great purpose at large corporations, helping track candidates internally after the point of application, says Nicholas Shekerdemiam, CEO and Co Founder of Headstart App. However, there is a growing school of thought that believes that technological advancements and adoption over the last decade has created a new, more intelligent and candidate friendly form of the ATS: the AMS or Applicant Matching System.Read More
Recent research into the entrepreneurial zeal of Britain’s younger generation found that half of all 25 to 34 year-olds secretly harbour thoughts of becoming exciting young entrepreneurs by turning their passion into a thriving new business.Read More
Shekerdemian co-founded Headstart App with tech entrepreneur Jeremy Hindle last year, after having identified several problems smaller businesses face when it comes to recruiting recent graduates.Read More
How is Vodafone leading the way in technology and innovation and using this to attract future talent? Vodafone’s global head of resourcing and employer brand, Catalina Schveninger, explains how Headstart is helping ensure that happens.Read More
It may be a cliché but two heads really are better than one for those looking to start their own business. This is according to Nick Shekerdemian, CEO & Co-Founder at Headstart – a platform designed to match students with jobs in a more fair and efficient way.Read More
Faye Holland, disruptHR lead blogger interviews Nicholas Shekerdemian, Co-Founder and CEO at Headstart App to find out how they are turning the traditional application processes for students on its head.Read More
Recruitment processes must advance to exploit new technologies. A move away from the ‘old boys network’ to a fairer and more inclusive, technology-driven strategy is key and effective machine learning can enable that change - for the better.Read More
Success in the 21st century will require creativity and that can only come through diversity - not just diversity in ethnicities, sexualities and genders (although these are key drivers) but diversity in backgrounds, experiences and ideas. In order to meet these demands...Read More
Derek Walker — who worked in graduate recruitment for leading investment banks from 1998 to 2008 and is now an adviser to Headstart, a UK start-up that profiles graduates and recommends them to employers — discusses how the UK industry needs a further shake-up.Read More
A 21-year-old undergraduate student still in the middle of his degree course at Oxford University, Nicholas Shekerdemian has created what is being touted as the future of entry-level recruitment; a simple, automated, one-stop solution that will integrate with existing corporate recruitment systems and ensure accurate, non-discriminatory job matching.Read More
Graduate job matching solution Headstart App is currently being trialled by blue-chip organisations.
The app, created by Nicholas Shekerdemian, an undergraduate at Oxford University, integrates with existing corporate recruitment systems and aims to ensure accurate, non-discriminatory job matching.Read More
Nicholas Shekerdemian explains how his app makes getting a post-graduation job easy.Read More
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