University of Waterloo Partners With Plum to Reshape Campus Recruitment

WATERLOO, Ontario, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Plum today announced that the University of Waterloo will pilot its predictive hiring platform to help better connect its 21,000+ students with the 6,900 employers that recruit from the university each year. The Plum platform marries artificial intelligence and machine-learning with Industrial Organizational Psychology to give hiring managers an additional, distinct dimension by which to predict candidates' on-the-job performance: talent. This pilot aims to enhance service to students and employers, and increase success for campus career service counselors.

Plum's software uses trillions of human data points to accurately match candidates with positions at companies that they are predicted to be most compatible with. Artificial Intelligence is a permanent fixture in the modern age of talent acquisition; and together, Plum and Waterloo are working to show how, when used advantageously, a data set rooted in talent and ability (rather than keywords and pedigrees polluted with bias) can support a beneficial student pipeline to the professional world. AI provides a better, smarter, data-driven approach to quantifying human talent and potential.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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