Room 42 is where practitioners and academics meet to share knowledge about breaking research. In this episode, Huiling Ding explains the impact of AI tools on job application materials and strategies to address applicant tracking systems, resume screeners, and on-demand video interviews
Season 1, Episode 17 | 47 min
Professor Huiling Ding teaches technical communication at North Carolina State University. She is the Director of the MS in Technical Communication program and a University Faculty Scholar. Her research focuses on intercultural professional communication, technical communication, risk communication, and epidemic communication. Her recent projects have been exploring the connections between artificial intelligence, communication technologies, risk communication, and social justice. As the principal investigator of a large multidisciplinary NSF C Accel grant, she has been leading her team to examine how AI tools have been transforming the job market and job screening processes in the U.S.
The landscape of searching for work continues to be radically and permanently changed. Ever increasing demands for recruiters to present the exact ideal candidates for job openings has created more reliance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for pre-screening and matching volumes of candidates against defined criteria.
To understand the impacts of emerging AI-augmented pre-hire assessment tools, this talk will examine assessment tools such as applicant tracking systems, resume screeners, and on-demand video interviews. We will also examine assumptions about pre-hire screening criteria and procedures used by technology and the impact of such tools on job application materials and strategies.
Hosts & Guests
NSF grant website: https://werise.wordpress.ncsu.
Rhetoric of a Global Epidemic: Transcultural Communication by Huiling Ding
Resources mentioned during the show
- The Illinois statute about video interviews: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/illinois-artificial-intelligence-video-interview-act.aspx
- AntConc for corpus analysis: https://www.laurenceanthony.net/software/antconc/
- The CIP code that focuses on instructional programs: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/Default.aspx?y=55
- The information about technical communication is listed here: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=55&cipid=89226
- The O*NET information about technical writers as a bright-outlook profession: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-3042.00