Blind Recruitment Aimed At Boosting Female Hires Actually Does The Opposite

DC: A study released Thursday found that gender-blind recruitment efforts, which many hoped would increase female representation in the workforce, has actually had the opposite effect.

The Australian government published the results of the study, conducted by the Behavioral Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA), which examined how adding and removing a candidate’s gender from an application affected their chances of getting hired, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Including a male name in an application made the candidate 3.2 percent less likely to be selected for a job interview. Alternatively, putting a female name on an application made that candidate 2.9 percent more likely to obtain a job interview.  more

9 Comments on Blind Recruitment Aimed At Boosting Female Hires Actually Does The Opposite

  1. This study demonstrates that employers are actually biased against hiring men rather than women. This should not be surprising given the anti-man, pro-woman slant of society today.

  2. But if I scream really loud about inequality that negates the findings.

    Well, in my head at least. And that, and a hefty college loan, will buy me a Starbucks triple cappuccino and a safe space.

  3. Including a male name in an application made the candidate 3.2 percent less likely to be selected for a job interview.

    Apparently their strong bias against men isn’t something they see as a problem.

    It’s sort of amusing that these people are either so impenetrably ignorant of their own hypocrisy, or so insanely anti-male that they don’t care how it looks.

    Maybe we need a pro-male organization with an acronym the left will find abhorrent?

  4. Somebody reading a resume looking for the right candidate for
    the hire?

    Wow, that’s not racist enough. Change it.

  5. I once read an article that told how the Detroit Symphony used to hold blind auditions. Candidates played behind a curtain and the evaluators only knew the candidates by a number.

    This was found to be racist because not enough black candidates were approved.

  6. Use your first name initials rather than full name and they won’t know what sex you are. Will have to read your actual qualifications.
    In a lot of tech companies computers actually sort the applications by looking for key words.
    Human resources is a joke.

  7. Can’t see their tits.
    Nobody has to be “qualified” to do anything in this age of phony economics.
    Just need the right dummy sitting in the right seat.
    If you can get an orgasm or two out of the deal – so much the better.

    Think I’m bullshitting? Go to any “Human Resources” department in the Federal (or State) Gov’t and watch the slack-jawed nose-pickers yammerring on the telephone most of the day to their “gurrrl-frens” or shopping on the interwebz.
    Go to any Union Shop on Earth and watch 5 guys (gals) sitting with their thumbs up their asses while 1 works. Try the Telephone Company’s customer service.
    The kind lady who handled my retirement went over and EVERY single personnel action in my file for OVER 36 years, documenting every raise (COL and promotion), overtime, night differential, and nuance – AND OPM STILL FUCKED IT UP.

    Qualifications, indeed.

    izlamo delenda est …

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