Would it not be nice to be hired for a job because of your skills, background (assuming it’s educational background) and versatility? If you didn’t know the name, age, gender, marital status, nationality and native language of an applicant up until the time of an interview, would you find it difficult to make the decision to hire the applicant? Why / why not?
I read in a local newspaper of an “anonymous” job application process that’s being run as an experiment in hiring. This is to see if it will equalize chances of all applicants and whether it will produce different results compared to the traditional approach. The applicant, of course sends the application as normal with all personal details included but once the application is on file all personal information is purged and focus is on skills.
I must say I personal like the idea but could there be possible pitfalls and disadvantages with such a hiring approach compared to the traditional one? What are your thoughts?
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