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Eliminating Hiring Bias: How Blind Reviews Open Our Eyes to the Best Talent

Posted by Sunil Bagai on Mar 17, 2016 11:00:31 AM

As I wrote last week, tech companies are making huge strides toward overcoming the homogeneous structures of their talent forces. Slack’s report on diversity demonstrates not only a strong commitment to inclusion, it shows how a culture that celebrates differences can flourish. Unfortunately, many organizations still find themselves struggling with a workforce composed of incredibly similar people. It’s what some analysts have called the dark side of cultural fit. Even the artificial intelligence in modern HR technologies runs the risk of giving into unintentional biases. So how do we move forward in resolving this challenge? Surprisingly, the answer may lie in a contradiction. In an era where social recruiting, pedigrees and video interviewing sharply influence our perceptions of candidates, a blind hiring process could open our eyes to the best talent.

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Tags: interviewing strategies, Recruiting, recruiting bias, blind resumes, Diversity, employment culture, fair hiring

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