Thursday, November 29, 2018
Evolve the Law, Moneyball For Law: Assessing Lawyer "Soft Skills" That Predict Performance:
Like sabermetricians, Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychologists study human behavior in organizations. They use the five factor model of personality characteristics aka “the big five” to assess an individual’s personality traits. Studies show that strengths of certain personality traits can predict professional success. Generally, candidates are likely to be top performers across industries and jobs when scoring high on these traits:
- Conscientiousness—a person’s ability to be organized, disciplined, achievement-oriented, and dependable.
- Emotional resilience—a person’s ability to remain calm under pressure and adapt to stressful situations and people. ...
An exact prediction of future human behavior is impossible; these methods have no absolutes or guarantees. But like Moneyball, we can see correlations, and offer better chances of finding the best talent.
And while machine learning recruiting technologies have been recently shown to perpetuate patterns of bias as Amazon recently discovered, psychometric methods can reduce bias with algorithms based on core competencies for a job versus a machine making assumptions based on past biased patterns.