Performance: Diverse teams have been shown to out-perform less diverse teams
Employee Moral: 77% of tech employees say it’s important to have a diverse company
Effectiveness: Blind resume screening has been shown to increase diversity in hiring
Competitiveness: Blind resume screening is a growing trend in hiring and has already been added by some competing recruiting tools (e.g. hired.com)
Employer Opt-In: Employers are offered the option to implement Blind Resume Screening while posting a job
Hide Identifying Information: Applicant information that could indicate sex, race, age, etc is automatically hidden.
When publishing a job ad, employers are given the option of screening resumes blind.
The screening process stays “blind” throughout the pre-interview process, improving the opportunity for minority groups to reach the interview stage.
Sex and Race: Name and email address hidden
Socio-Economic Background: Name of college hidden
Age: Graduation date hidden
Small and Medium-Sized Businesses are more likely to use Indeed’s built-in tracking system than larger companies, so blind screening features would add significant value for these users.
Most large companies use internal applicant tracking systems, some of which offer their own blind screening features. Additionally, connecting blind screening features to these internal systems would dramatically increase complexity with data handover.
% of users using Indeed’s applicant tracking system who adopt blind resume screening
% change in female, minority, and non-typical age groups hired
Satisfaction survey sent to employers post-hire evaluating hiring effectiveness