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Submission + - Google Answer to Filling Jobs Is an Algorithm

An anonymous reader writes: Desperate to hire more engineers and sales representatives to staff its rapidly growing search and advertising business, Google — in typical eccentric fashion — has created an automated way to search for talent among the more than 100,000 job applications it receives each month. It is starting to ask job applicants to fill out an elaborate online survey that explores their attitudes, behavior, personality and biographical details going back to high school. gle.html?em&ex=1168059600&en=4c26f1e0ca0babfd&ei=5 087%0A

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. -- Confucius