We’ve seen a lot of push-back when we introduced anonymous candidates applications back in 2018. And that was fair - you want to see the person applying for the position. Totally makes sense. However, although a lot (we do mean A LOT) of companies didn’t want to try nPloy because of this feature at the end the benefits surpassed the cons.
As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, it's more important than ever to ensure that hiring processes are fair and unbiased. Unfortunately, biases can easily creep into the recruitment process, whether it's conscious or not.
What is Anonymous Hiring?
Anonymous hiring is a recruitment process where the candidate's personal information, such as name, gender, and age, is kept anonymous during the hiring process. Instead, recruitment specialists see a full CV with their experience, education, skills, and language proficiency.
Why is Anonymous Hiring good for you?
Removes hiring Bias
One of the most significant benefits of anonymous hiring is that it eliminates bias. Unconscious biases such as race, gender, and age can influence recruitment decisions, even when recruiters try their best to remain objective. By removing identifying information, candidates are evaluated based solely on their qualifications, skills, and experience. This not only ensures that the best candidate is selected, but also helps to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Increases Candidate Pool
Anonymous hiring also increases the candidate pool. When recruiters focus solely on qualifications and experience, they're not limited to certain demographics or backgrounds. This means that candidates who may have been overlooked in the past due to unconscious biases now have an equal opportunity to be considered for the position. This increases the chances of finding the best candidate for the role.
Saves you time and money
Anonymous hiring also reduces time and cost. With traditional recruitment, recruiters have to spend time sifting through numerous applications and resumes to find the best candidate. However, with anonymous hiring, they can quickly evaluate candidates based on their qualifications and experience. This reduces the time and cost associated with recruitment, making it more efficient and cost-effective. Add an AI-based algorithm to this process, and imagine the possibilities. ;)
Improves Employer Branding
Employer branding is waaay too complicated of a subject to boil it down to unbiased hiring but it can be a part of it. By adopting anonymous hiring, companies can demonstrate that they're committed to creating a fair and inclusive workplace. This can attract talents who are looking for a company that values diversity and inclusion.
With CSR practises gaining more traction in recent years, anonymous hiring is here to stay. Let’s work together to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.. Plus, your company will look like a rockstar for valuing fairness and equality. If you're ready to level the playing field and show the world how cool you are, anonymous hiring is the way to go.