Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

Does PLATO just summarise CVs?

Absolutely not! It is a complex machine learning platform that uses natural language processing to analyse millions of CVs. From these it gets billions of data points to predict which candidates will be most suitable for your team.

 

Is PLATO smart?

It isn't smarter than humans, but it is much faster. In just a few minutes it can read and process as many CVs as a professional would over their entire career.

 

How does PLATO know a candidate will be a good fit?

It observes candidate's experiences and what caused that experience to happen. It sees where candidates have had a great time at a company, then analyses why they had it.

It does this for every person in the database, which when combined with the factors that make your organisation special it can choose the best candidates that are most likely to enjoy working with you.

 

Does PLATO really have no bias?

Research tends to suggest that it is impossible to remove bias completely.

However, it removes individual biases and can be altered to remove institutional biases.

 

Can an applicant cheat PLATO?

In short, no.

It looks for the unique outlier rather than the typical applicant for a role. If someone were to submit a CV designed to hit only the keywords in the job advert they'd not stand out to PLATO. Instead it looks for someone that is suited to your organisation, not just the position.

Although, if someone were to figure out how to cheat PLATO we'd probably be hiring them ourselves.

 

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