Is Blind Hiring Right For You?

The topic of workplace equality and diversity has been widely discussed throughout the past few years.

Blind hiring is an HR practice that aims at reducing biases during the hiring process. The idea is to promote talent acquisition based on a transparent method and hire eligible candidates regardless of their name, gender, language, religion, and/or socioeconomic background.

“Numerous studies have shown that a diverse work environment leads to increased creativity and innovation. What’s more, organisations that are in the top quartile for gender, racial or ethnic diversity are more likely to see their financial returns reach above their national industry average. 
This means that addressing the lack of diversity, or running a company in a way that promotes diversity, could hugely contribute to an increase in revenue. One of the ways believed to enhance workforce diversity is the implementation of blind hiring practices.”

-Maria Cosgrove

Below are examples of technologies that make blind interviewing, testing and even creating more inclusive job advertisement simple and quick:

Textio – web based app that acts as a spell check for unconscious bias.
GapJumpers – this product blocks implicit hiring bias through blind auditions.
Ideal – software that excludes demographic data during. 
BLENDOOR – another technology that’s designed to hide data that’s not relevant and highlight data that is.
Pymetrics – tool that uses neuroscience games and bias-free AI to match people with job.
HireVue – video platform that  combines video interviews with predictive, validated I-O science and AI.  (*source: m3ssolutions*)

Nowadays, more and more companies are aligning their HR policies in line with blind hiring. Companies like HSBC, BBC, and Google are applying blind hiring practices in order to hire talented candidates from different backgrounds. Blind hiring can be extremely effective to create diversity in the workplace.