[LI] Matching skills & positions; AI copywriter

Items posted on LinkedIn: how organizations match skills and positions, and a successful AI ad writer. I find in these reasons to return, respectively, to the related ideas of “intelligent agents” working for individuals (here as employees in an organization), and AI to handle the repetitive & formulaic writing needed in job seeking.

Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths,” by Whitney Johnson, Harvard Business Review, 8 May 2018 (posted February 2019)

Interesting article by Whitney Johnson that seems to have as much to do with how organizations structure positions & hire people to fill them as it does the title it’s given. And more…

Students of leadership, note the role of Michelle McKenna-Doyle in spotting talent within the organization and changing job assignments in response. This seems like an exceptional response outside of the standard promotions / restructuring. The closest you usually come to her deliberate approach is (as far as I’ve noted) an ad hoc, artisanal response to individual particularities (problem or manifest potential) or urgent organizational need.

So this brings me back to the idea of AI “intelligent agents” that work at the behest and on behalf of individuals in job market & employment contexts. Could such processes, in interaction with automated processes in management & HR assist everyone in achieving the best matches of talent & tasks?

JPMorgan Chase has an AI copywriter that writes better ads than humans can,” by Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 7 August 2019 (posted September 2019)

Again we see progress with intelligent software designed to author text in highly context-specific scenarios. Here it’s ads intended to elicit response. Along these lines, but in the context of automation for job searches, could it not also be resumes and cover letters?


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