Blind recruitment trial to boost gender equality making things worse for women, study reveals
By political reporter Henry Belot
A measure aimed at boosting female employment in the workforce may actually be making it worse, a major study has found
Leaders of the Australian public service will today be told to 'hit pause" on blind recruitment trials, which many believed would increase the number of women in senior positions.
Blind recruitment means recruiters cannot tell the gender of candidates because those details are removed from applications.
"We found the opposite, that de-identifying candidates reduced the likelihood of women being selected for the shortlist."
The trial found assigning a male name to a candidate made them 32 per cent less likely to get a job interview
Adding a woman's name to a CV made the candidate 2.9 per cent more likely to get
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