PeopleMap solves two core problems. It allows users to understand their skills sets and how they are presenting them to employers. And it provides users with an understanding of how their skills apply to new types of jobs and the future of work.
Traditional skills assessment tools rely on data entry and self assessment by individuals that simply does not scale. We can automatically deliver an intelligent, customized analysis of how a users skill set maps to the future of work.
PeopleMap spans industry and research, bridging the gap between AI-led automation and workforce development. To help individuals hone the skills they need to thrive in the future, we brought together Stanford researchers, AI specialists, leading educators and strategy consultants to create an intelligent, comprehensive solution to skill reframing.
PeopleMap began at Stanford University, and a grant from the Technology for Equity in Learning Opportunities (TELOS) Initiative at Stanford University.
PeopleMap works with a small and growing number of human-centered organizations. We believe that technology can help individuals find meaningful work, and help organizations find, retain, and develop talent through skills-based initiatives that target skills gap.
Tessa is a lecturer at the Stanford d.school. She spent the better half of the last decade in consulting, leading teams and conducting research on workforce development and the application of emerging technologies to the future of work. Her goal is developing solutions that ensure a more inclusive tomorrow.
Bethanie is a technical product leader and a former founder. She’s held leadership roles at Quid, Aera Technology, Anaplan, and Google. She is an expert in natural language processing, and applying AI and machine learning for cognitive development. She currently works as a Researcher with Stanford HCI department.
Sergio Sergio is the founding director LA’s Tech Talent Pipeline at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. He brings over eight years of professional experience, developing social impact initiatives that leverage private and public partnerships.
Results from our 2018 randomized control trial in partnership with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Snap, Inc., highlighted that individuals who used a PeopleMap when preparing for job interviews used over three times the number of skills to self-describe than those in the control group, and they were more likely to be recommended for an internship or job.
75% of users said they found PeopleMap very or extremely helpful in their new job search and cited that additional coaching would help them bridge skills gaps.
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