29 October, 2015

Kidderminster (UK), Eploy a leading provider of cloud based recruitment software, have introduced features to encourage equality in the hiring process. The Eploy announcement comes as David Cameron earlier this week promised to end the “disgraceful” discrimination whereby employers in the UK are “nearly twice as likely” to respond to applications from candidates with “white-sounding names.”

The Eploy announcement comes as David Cameron earlier this week promised to end the “disgraceful” discrimination whereby employers in the UK are “nearly twice as likely” to respond to applications from candidates with “white-sounding names.” This issue is not new and has been widely reported in the past.

The new government proposal means that young graduates applying to some of the UK’s largest companies will apply ‘name blind’. This means that recruiters will not be able to see the candidate’s name during the selection process. Organisations that have already agreed to the scheme include Deloitte, Teach First, Virgin Money, KPMG, learndirect and local government employers. Ucas will also make its applications blind from 2017.

David Cameron continued by calling for other employers in the UK to follow suit. Commenting on the Eploy features, Eploy CTO Chris Bogh said “These optional features allow employers to choose which, if any, identifying candidate information to display. It can help companies to rule out any discrimination based on names, ethnicity or gender in order to reduce the risk of prejudice in the recruiting process. At Eploy we’re proud to be able to offer these features and help to create a fairer, smoother recruiting process for both candidates and clients.”

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