It has only reaffirmed my beliefs all those months ago, that the AI (artificial intelligence) assessed recruitment methods* employed by firms to onboard graduates, is inherently biased and discriminative in its construction and interpreted use, towards those with ANY disability, let alone those with learning disabilities.
I am Oliver, and I was diagnosed with ADHD and Asperger’s at the age of 15. I have a BSc in Economics and Business, obtained in 2019, and currently work as a Team Leader at Morrisons. Specifically, I am one of 5 Online Team Leaders, responsible in the day to day running of the Amazon Prime Now and Deliveroo contracts, as well as our own Click & Collect operation.
You may have noticed that I graduated in 2019, just prior to the Covid 19 pandemic. I spent almost all of my time applying to graduate roles in the months succeeding my graduation, always failing at the same stage, the Video Interview Stage. Why was this? I was certainly knowledgeable and eloquent enough to have warranted progressing further in one of the 30 roles I had applied for. I have since come to learn that the video interviews which are solely assessed by AI technology monitor repetitions of certain words or phrases, disengagement of eye contact, pauses in speech.