Blind auditions changing the way companies hire

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

7 years ago
Duration 1:54
Spark guest Ian Cook, an expert in statistical analysis and HR metrics, shares tips for how to make yourself stand out to employers.

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.   

Fighting against hiring bias by holding blind auditions to decide on who to interview.

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.

Applying the blind audition model to HR could be a needed change to the way companies hire.


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