Sunday December 13, 2015

Blind auditions changing the way companies hire

Looking for work? In this video, HR expert Ian Cook shares the top ways to make yourself stand out to employers. 1:54

Listen 17:19

GapJumpers is a service that uses blind auditions to give hiring managers a better sense of talent available for jobs. This means employers know nothing about the the job seeker's ethnicity, gender, age, or educational background when they decide on whether to give them an interview.

Below, co-founder Kédar Iyer explains how GapJumpers is fighting against the implicit bias that many experience when looking for work.   

And, former Spark guest Ian Cook is an expert in statistical analysis and HR metrics. Below, his thoughts on what's wrong with the current hiring process and why a move toward blind assessment is good.