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Amit Bhatia of Datapeople.io on the future of recruiting and the impact of human biases

Amit Bhatia of Datapeople.io on the future of recruiting and the impact of human biases

Working with startups a common theme emerges, the need to hire qualified people at scale is a challenge all of them face. Our guest today, Amit Bhatia, co-founder and CEO of Datapeople.io, is working to improve the recruitment process through data and science to allow much more precise measurement of how companies hire.

Amit’s Background:
CEO Co-Founder of Datapeople for 6 years, before you were a investment banker at Morgan Stanley and before that he was a Software Engineer working neural networks.

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In this episode we discuss:

03:03 The history of Datapeople.io

05:17 How data helps solve the recruiting problem

07:31 Indicators that they found Product/Market fit

09:40 Current state recruiting

13:10 How Datapeople helps with transparency in the hiring process

16:56 Examples of how language in job listings can exclude qualified candidates

19:36 Ways to fix systemic problems in hiring

21:55 How referrals can be a part of the problem

26:52 Fixing the problems with internships

28:37 Getting better data to help solve hiring problems

31:48 Target market for Datapeople

33:01 How they get their data

34:53 Realworld results from using Datapeople

36:27 What’s next

Books Amit recommends:
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Money Ball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

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