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New Workforce Management Features for Amazon Mechanical Turk

by Jeff Barr | on | in Mechanical Turk | | Comments

We’ve added some new workforce management tools to Amazon Mechanical Turk. If you are are a current or potential Mechanical Turk Requester, these features are for you.

These features were designed to make it easier for you to find and reward the Workers who are doing good work on your HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks). The new tools help you to identify good Workers, allow you to manage Workers and Qualification Types, and save you time by sending more work to your best Workers.

The new features include:

  • Worker Statistics – Information on who is doing work for you and how well they are doing at it.
  • Qualification Types Management – The ability to create new Qualification Types using the web interface, and to assign them to Workers. You can use this pair of features to create groups of highly qualified Workers.
  • Worker Management Tools – The ability to provide selected Workers with bonuses and to block undesirable Workers.

Here is a presentation with more information about each feature:

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