New program removes name, age and gender from job applications


Bye bye unconscious bias.

In this day and age, there are still job applicants out there who feel the need to anglicise their names or find it hard to get certain work due to their gender.

This could no longer be an issue in one Australian state, as the Victorian government announced on Friday a trial program that will assess if identifying details should be removed from a job application, including name, age, gender and location. It is an Australian first.

Labelled “Recruit Smarter,” the pilot program will run for 18 months and aims to remove unconscious biases throughout the employment process. A spokesperson for the government told Mashable Australia it is still looking into the digital tools that will be used in the process. …

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Via: Mashable: Business

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