FINDHR Data Donation Campaign

Software systems based on algorithms can contribute to the discrimination of people applying for a jobs. The FINDHR project team wants to change that. To do so, they need your help!

July 05, 2023

Companies are increasingly using automated systems to help process job applications. These systems rely on algorithms. We know from many examples that the implementation of automated systems can lead to unfair treatment of women, migrants, and other marginalized people. That means there is less chance of them getting a job compared to others. In other words, these algorithms can lead to discrimination on the job market.

In a Horizon Europe research project, partners from across Europe (see below) are working together to detect and reduce such injustices. They want to help develop tools that reveal discrimination in job selection processes and create methods to avoid such discrimination.

To do so, the team needs real CVs* and résumés to test how injustices creep into selection systems. Based on those real CVs they create artificial CVs with software and use them to develop anti-discrimination methods.

Under the name “FINDHR - Fairness and Intersectional Non-Discrimination in Human Recommendation” research institutions, civil society organizations, and companies are jointly collaborating: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), Universiteit van Amsterdam, Universitá di Pisa, Radboud Universiteit, Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Praksis, Randstad, Adevinta, Eticas, ETUC, WIDE+, and AlgorithmWatch CH.

The project is funded by the European Union under the Horizon Europe funding program and through the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. It runs from November 2022 to October 2025.

* You can find information on the data protection procedures in the project's privacy policy


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