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The American Lawyer: Big Law Firms to Test New Recruiting Tool, Using Tech to Combat BiasDecember 15, 2020
O’Melveny is referenced in this article about law firms’ use of software to eliminate unconscious bias in hiring.
The firm uses Pymetrics, a tool that assesses a candidate’s social, cognitive, and behavioral attributes alongside those of an organization’s successful employees, minimizing the influence of gender, race, and ethnicity in hiring decisions.
O’Melveny began using the software two years ago, but the article noted the legal industry “tends to move as a herd, and A.I.-based recruiting doesn’t appear to be paramount in most firms’ strategies—yet.”
The American Lawyer subscribers can read the full article here.