Goodbye CV, hello chatbot – at Telekom, applicants first speak to software capable of questioning countless aspirants simultaneously and that has no issue with single word or even direct questions about introductory salaries. This makes submitting a CV unnecessary. Proponents emphasize that the technology would do away with prejudices.
With written texts, Personality Insights , an IBM Watson application, can now assess the applicant’s character based on the so-called five factor model, a personality test used worldwide that analyzes specific terms to draw conclusions on character traits.
The language analysis application from Aachen-based company Precire listens to spoken text and can even determine emotional states, analyze lingual abnormalities and identify mental stress. A team of psychologists, linguists and data analysists established the software database: 5500 subjects were analyzed using various psychological tests. Together with the voice samples, these results serve as comparison parameters.