Last week’s Wall Street Journal asked the question: “Companies Need More Workers. Why Do They Reject Millions of Résumés?” The answer? Automation.
Companies are increasingly using software to source, select, interview, and background-check candidates. Algorithms, ultimately, are a blunt instrument that end up disqualifying applicants on factors such as gaps in their work history or not having quite the right keywords mentioned in their experience.
One ridiculous example: At some retailers, if you’re after an entry level job and don’t have the exact phrase “floor-buffing” on your resume—you’re out! I googled it so you don’t have to. It’s floor cleaning, as you might expect—but somewhere in writing the code, someone (or the algorithm itself) decided that buffing was the absolute best keyword. And so, keen young retail workers are pushed aside, and those jobs go unfilled.
Here at P2, things aren’t like that. We’re hiring—and we guarantee that every resume we get will be read by a human, then another human, and then probably another one. If we ask you in, you’ll meet with a bunch of humans. At no point in the process will anything other than a descendant of apes interact with you or your resume. We’re desperately old-fashioned that way.
So, if you love chemistry and chemicals; love developing, applying, making, or selling them, get in touch. We are always hiring. We’re just humans wanting to meet other humans to see what we might create together.