Hired.com says it screens job candidates through a rigorous process combining algorithms and human curation, so employers don’t need to sift through a giant pile of résumés. Candidates are then wooed by the companies with “reverse cover letters,” they get transparency into compensation and they receive a $2,000 bonus from Hired if they accept a job.

Perhaps most importantly, instead of dealing with a recruiter who’s just trying to fill a role to earna  commission, the candidates work with Hired Talent Advocates, and those advocates are judged based on the job seeker’s satisfaction.

The service was initially focused on tech roles, but it has since expanded to sales jobs. Ultimately, Patel (CEO) said Hired could be used “for marketers, for human resources, for accounts for architects — all knowledge workers should be able to find a job this way.”

Is data science really a shift in thinking and working? In this particular case: will it really pick out the best person for the job at hand? Algorithms / data science can ban out biases.  Than this software could really pick the right talent beyond our human irrationalities (see also Dan Ariely on our behaviour) ? I sincerely hope so!!