Contributed by: Pauline Farris
The Recruitment Process: Pros and Cons of Blind Hiring Israel Weinstein; Tamika Johnson; Bob Jones; Ahmed Ak; Juanita Cortez; Ngyun Mingh; Sameer Patel.
Each of these names gives a recruiter key information about gender and ethnicity. Other information in a resume also reveals such things as the candidate’s neighborhood and age (based upon years of work experience or graduation).
While we all like to believe that we are blind to these pieces of personal information, there are subconscious biases in all areas of living and work, and the recruitment and hiring process is no different.