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Opening Doors Forum: Anonymised Recruitment
Tue, 30 January @ 10:00 – 11:00
Open only to Business in the Community (BITC) members who are Opening Doors signatories.
Creating meaningful employment is one of the most significant ways that businesses can contribute to the livelihoods of individuals and communities, and is, for many the only sustainable route out of poverty.
Offering quality work experience, adopting inclusive approaches to recruitment, and breaking down barriers to entering work for people from disadvantaged groups can benefit businesses by helping them tackle skills shortages, build new talent pipelines, boost retention rates, and achieve higher productivity.
Business in the Community is calling on employers to commit to making job roles more accessible to diverse talent by committing to take action through our Opening Doors inclusive recruitment campaign.
About the online forum
Opening Doors is BITC’s inclusive recruitment campaign, which aims to make 2 million jobs more accessible by 2025. Signatories of the campaign are invited to join bi-annual forums, which allow peer discussion on topical recruitment issues.
We are receiving a growing number of queries from employers on anonymised recruitment: to what extent does it make jobs more accessible to diverse talent, how can it be implemented effectively, and what are the potential pitfalls?
At this forum, attendees will;
- Discover how employers are using anonymised recruitment practices at different stages of the recruitment process.
- Hear from BITC Inclusion Advisers about how anonymised recruitment can be used effectively.
- Share experiences of anonymised recruitment with Opening Doors employers.
Discuss frequently asked questions, including:
- Application/assessment/offer – is anonymised recruitment more effective in some parts of the recruitment process than others?
- What are the benefits of anonymised recruitment and how can you ensure it works well?
- What are some challenges associated with anonymised recruitment and how can risk be mitigated?
- How else can bias be reduced in the recruitment process?
Delegates will have the opportunity to reflect together on commitments and the progress made so far.
Booking, contact details and further information
- Contact Florence Hughes, Events Manager at BITC, for any further questions.
- Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.