The limits of data science in building diversity in the workplace

Romantic relationships, and a person’s relationship with their work, would seem to be too distant and the experience too different to be comparable, yet eHarmony believes its success with the lonely can be put to use to make happier workplaces, and match people with jobs they love. And if eHarmony’s algorithms could also help build more diversity in the workplace, there are many Silicon Valley companies that would love to place an order because this has become a very hot topic and there’s no quick solution. I spoke with Dr. Steve Carter who heads the recently launched eHarmony venture: Elevated Careers. He says the same data science, derived from eHarmony’s many years in the dating and mating scene, are applicable to our relationship with work. Carter says the same methods…


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