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How ‘Bias Proof’ is your Hiring Process?


The emergence of a memo from a Google software engineer blaming the lack of women in top tech jobs on ‘biological differences’ underlined the fact that not-so unconscious bias is still alive and in some cases thriving in the workplace. While the tech giant was quick to denounce his views, it underlines the problem of stereotypes and bias that are also evident in hiring processes.

Concern over recruitment and workplace bias affects most, if not all, industries including healthcarethe public sector and across the board in graduate recruitment where white, male graduates from wealthy backgrounds are more likely to be hired in professional roles.

Supporting your talent acquisition strategy with HR technology reduces that bias but it isn’t as simple as investing in recruitment software and assuming your problems are solved.