Disability Bias in HireVue’s Algorithms

Hana Gabrielle Bidon
8 min readSep 7, 2021
A woman with red hair is currently answering the second question in her HireVue interview: “Tell us about a time you needed to resolve a conflict. What steps did you take, and how was it resolved?”
Harwell, Drew. “This video by HireVue explains the tech firm’s artificial intelligence-driven assessments for potential job candidates”. Washington Post. HireVue, 6 Nov. 2019 https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/22/ai-hiring-face-scanning-algorithm-increasingly-decides-whether-you-deserve-job/. Accessed 3 May 2021

In today’s world, we live where algorithms and its collected data determine a vast range of areas in our lives, ranging from personalized social media newsfeed to managing public safety and welfare. By automating complex processes, such as hiring qualified candidates for a job, numerous companies, such as Facebook and Google, could save time from scheduling interviews with candidates in person. Though algorithmic…

Hana Gabrielle Bidon

I'm Hana Gabrielle and HG for short. I’m passionate about tech for social good, mental health, neurodiversity, & everything else in between.