Ensuring Human Intelligence in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hiring Tools

Ensuring Human Intelligence in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hiring Tools

A Mixed Methods Introduction to the Current Impacts and Challenges of Algorithmic Hiring

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Fairness and Intersectional Non-discrimination in Human Recommendation

A Horizon Research Initiative

Logo - Fairness and Intersectional Non-Discrimination in Human Recommendation (FINDHR)
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Help Minimize Bias and Discrimination in AI Hiring

José never received an invitation to a job interview until he changed his name to Joe(1). Today, algorithmic hiring is touted as a fair system, sourcing and selecting candidates based on merit; nothing could be further from the truth. Ten years after the Business Insider article about José was published, name discrimination is still rampant, “applicants with ethnic names are 57% less likely to be considered for leadership roles” (2).

You are invited to help minimize and mitigate bias and discrimination in algorithmic hiring!

impactmania is part of the European Union’s initiative Fairness and Intersectional Non-Discrimination in Human Recommendation.

We are collecting and testing resumes in AI systems to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the current Artificial Intelligence (AI) hiring practices in the EU.
  • Uncover application and process of resumes (specifically migrant professionals) in AI systems.
  • Investigate best practices reported on by recent applicants.

We are gathering resumes for testing with and without the use of AI tools during the hiring screening process. This is a great opportunity for us all to help AI tools become more accurate and equal so screening selection is based on merit.

From this set of resumes, a group of 21 participants will be interviewed becoming close contributors to the project. You will be invited to a closing meeting (online or in person if you are in Berlin) to meet AI experts and stakeholders involved in this project and learn more about the hiring process and our research findings. Your experiences will be included in the final report to the European Union.

By sending your resume, you agree to being part of the project. No data will be sold. The only data shared will be with stakeholders in this EU Initiative directly working on this project. Your resume will be removed from the system after the project is completed by the end of November 2023.

We will test with control resumes to tease out what happens when certain keywords (name, college location) are changed. We will also be looking at the difference in candidates selection between a recruiter with the use of AI tools and without.

There will be no names used in the final reporting, unless we interview you and you agree in writing allowing us to use your quote, answers, or input.

This phase of the program has ended.

Follow impactmania on LinkedIn to be informed of what’s next.

Please send us your resume (as is) applying to the Test Job Profile below.

Send your resume in the same format you would upload or send to recruiters/HR, even if you are not looking for a job! It is merely for testing and being able to offer the FINDHR organization and the EU our findings when working with existing AI tools.

Who can participate?

  • Anyone currently living in the EU
  • All genders
  • Ethnic sounding name (optional)

Job Description: Project Manager

Position Overview

As a Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in planning, executing, and delivering projects on time, within scope, and within budget. With your strong organizational and communication skills, you will lead cross-functional teams, collaborate with stakeholders, and ensure the seamless implementation of our initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop comprehensive project plans that outline project scope, objectives, tasks, timelines, resources, and budget requirements.
  • Lead and motivate cross-functional teams, assigning tasks, setting priorities, and ensuring clear communication channels throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, managing their expectations and providing regular updates on project progress.
  • Identify potential risks, develop mitigation strategies, and address issues as they arise to ensure projects stay on track.
  • Monitor project budgets and expenses, tracking costs and making adjustments as necessary to maintain financial targets.
  • Maintain a high standard of quality in project deliverables, ensuring they meet or exceed client expectations.
  • Create and maintain detailed project documentation, including project plans, status reports, meeting minutes, and other relevant records.
  • Facilitate change management processes as required, ensuring smooth transitions for stakeholders affected by project changes.
  • Contribute to the refinement of project management processes and best practices, striving for greater efficiency and effectiveness.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively.
  • Problem-solving mindset with a keen eye for detail.
  • Solid organizational and time management skills.

impactmania Team – AI Hiring Program

Paksy Plackis-Cheng, founder of impactmania, has been selected as one of the experts in the European Union’s (EU) Horizon research and innovation initiative Fairness and Intersectional Non-Discrimination in Human Recommendation.

Paksy brings decades of (deep) technology expertise with programs creations for academia, governments, and renowned corporations that drive cultural, social, and economic impact.

Over the next few months, Paksy and a team of experts in AI, Recruiting, and Research: Michal Barabanow, Dr. Tejo Chalasani, Irma Mastenbroek, Ayse Semiz-Ewald, Sheena Cheong, and Vosse Plackis-Cheng, will be looking into bias and discrimination in AI interview screening processes. The team will be interviewing migrant job applicants and AI and recruitment experts. In addition to experimenting with algorithmic hiring tools.


Paksy Plackis-Cheng, impactmania

Paksy Plackis-Cheng

Program Executive

Sheena Cheong, Program Director

Sheena Cheong

Program Director

Irma Mastenbroek, Program Researcher

Irma Mastenbroek

Program Researcher

Vosse Plackis-Cheng, Program Assistant Researcher

Vosse Plackis-Cheng

Program Assistant Researcher

Dr. Tejo Chalasani, Program Advisor & Lead Researcher

Dr. Tejo Chalasani

Program Advisor & Lead Researcher

Michal Barabanow, Program Advisor

Michal Barabanow

Program Advisor

Ayse Semiz-Ewald, Program Advisor

Ayse Semiz-Ewald

Program Advisor


Kalila Jackson-Spieker, Contributor

Kalila Jackson-Spieker
Yujia Ma, Contributor

Yujia Ma

Aurelie Tu
Sabrina Palme

Sabrina Palme
Andre Quintanilha, Contributor

Andre Quintanilha
Hartley Jean-Aimee, Contributor

Hartley Jean-Aimee


Thank you for your input:

Richard Freeborn, adidas
Jim Sykes, AMS
Rob Paulson, AMS
Samantha Bonnes, Applied
Mona Moayad, Deutsche Bank
Maria J. Dapena, EUAA
Sid Venkatesh, EVA
Tania Flasck, Explore.AI

Jaco Jansen van Rensburg, Explore.AI
Paul dos Santos, Explore.AI
Himadri Sanyal, HimiDipi
Varsha Venkatesh, Mosina Segas Architekten
Ingrid Pénzes, author, researcher, lecturer
Yusuf Jazakallah, Recruitment Smart
Isabelle Bichler, Retrain.ai
Shay David, Retrain.ai

Eva Valverde Correro, Sage
Matt Guirgis, Seekout
Sam Shaddox, Seekout
John Tippett, Seekout
Maria Ferraro, Siemens Energy
Elizabeth Coffey, Spark Leadership
Yik Supanuch
Meiss Martén, Verizon

“This work is part of the FINDHR project that received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101070212. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.”

1. Aaron Taube (2014) How One Man Turned His Fruitless Job Search Around By Changing His Name by Business Insider. Available from https://www.businessinsider.com/job-seeker-changed-his-name-2014-9#ixzz3CrgK6eRK
2. Sowaibah Hanifie (2023) Alarming level of name discrimination in job recruitment, according to new research by 7News.com.au. Available from https://7news.com.au/news/australia/alarming-level-of-name-discrimination-in-job- recruitment-according-to-new-research-c-10381148

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