Hiring managers still not trained in unconscious bias, finds Adecco

More than one in three organisations are not training hiring managers to avoid unconscious bias, according to research by Adecco.

The global provider of workforce solutions found that 39% of UK hiring managers have not received unconscious bias training as part of the recruitment process in their current company.

This is despite the largest number of respondents (26%) thinking that having regular training would be the most effective way to eliminate unconscious bias as part of the recruitment process, followed by 17% who think that removing age from CVs would have the biggest impact.

The research also revealed that two years since David Cameron, then prime minister, launched a pledge to tackle discrimination by recruiting on a ‘name blind’ basis, over half (65%) of UK organisations are still not using blind CVs.

Market research company Opinion Matters surveyed 504 hiring managers in companies based in the UK on behalf of Adecco.

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