Every employer wants to be seen as a non-bias hirer when it comes to the recruitment process, as hiring managers want to ensure they are considering every possible candidate for the role they are seeking to fill.
There’s no question that some have been guilty of ‘unconscious bias’, a term that ACAS defines as a scenario where people favour candidates who look like them and share their values. According to a 2017 study by digital recruitment platform SomeoneWho, nearly half (48%) admitted that bias affects their candidate choice, while 20% said they couldn’t be sure if bias affected their decisions.
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