SCNetwork Presents: AI in HR: Hiring with a Human-First Approach - A Toronto Region Webinar: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:00 Am to 9:30 Am (EST)


AI in HR: Hiring with a Human-First Approach 
Toronto Region Webinar

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
08:00 Am to 09:30 Am (EST)



What does the data from more than 100 million hiring assessments and interviews tell us about the future of the workforce? In this event, we dive deep with Eric Sydell,  Executive Vice President of Innovation at Modern Hire,  to answer that question. 

Leveraging Modern Hire’s vast data and decades of selection science experience, Eric will also address urgent questions modern workplace leders are grappling with each day: 

  • How can we predict candidate on-the-job success  during the application process? 
  • How do we build the best possible teams understand if a candidate will be a good fit on that team? 
  • Which roles are growing in demand, and which are declining in need?
  • Which positions will be most in-demand in 5, 10 and even 20 years – and which will be effectively eliminated? 

Eric will address how AI in HR helps leaders be empathtic and eliminate bias and discrimination in hiring. He will discuss why the key to leveraging AI successfully in hiring hinges on transparency, a human-first approach to implementation, and a hyper-focus on the candidate’s experience. Eric will outline how AI will be crucial in eliminating not only protected class biases but normal human cognitive biases, a key hurdle hiring teams are currently grappling with.

Find out how you can apply  machine and deep learning today to more effectively match candidates with the best career opportunities. Join us to empower your hiring team with data-driven, effective, and personalized hiring exeriences for candidates, recruiters, and hiring managers. 

Audience Engagement

During this interactive session, we will target hiring and HR practices of the attendees through engaging polls and interactive questions about their use of AI and data in their hiring process.

Eric will also give a live demonstration of some of Modern Hire’s latest AI-enabled capabilities, including a deep learning-powered automatic interview scoring system. During the demo, audience members will have live interaction with the solution by answering interview questions and watching how AI transcribes and scores their responses against job-specific competencies. 


Eric Sydell, PhD 

Eric is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, seasoned entrepreneur, and experienced consultant with more than 20 years of experience working in the recruiting technology and staffing industries. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President of Innovation at Modern Hire, where he oversees all research and product innovation initiatives, including the data-science focused Labs team, featuring PhD-level I/O psychologists and data scientists. 

Eric holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Innovation at Shaker International, of which he was a founder, and as a Consultant at SHL. 

An expert in artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning, psychometrics, and their practical application in hiring, Eric writes and speaks extensively on these topics – both in the media and at academic and industry conferences, including the following in 2019 alone: 

  • The HR Technology Conference where he spoke on a panel around how AI can help job candidates experience the position during the interviewing process to get a feel for the position and the company before they accept the job. 
  • APA’s Technology, Mind, and Society Conference , where he presented on how the power of AI – deep learning, in particulat – is revolutionizing psychometrics. 

  • Future Workforce Summit , where he spoke about how to correctly and ethically apply AI to the employee selection process.  

  • 2019 press mentions include USA Today, The American Lawyer, Business Insider, Talent Culture, Silicon Republic, the HR Examiner, and many others.  


Members of the Strategic Capability Network may attend this event at no cost, we just ask that you register.

Non-Members and Member Guests are charged a fee of $75.00 + HST per registration. Should the non-member or guest subsequently decide to join, the non-member registration fee can be deducted from the membership dues.