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  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago
  • Author: Steve Twinley

This week is Equality, Diversity & Human Rights week and was set up as a platform for health and care organisations to highlight their work to create a fairer and more inclusive NHS 11 years ago. We may not be part of the NHS but we do feel it is important for all businesses to highlight their own work within this area.

Throughout next week we will be posting content that reflects the themes for#EQW2023

Today we are looking at Inclusive Recruitment.

Did you know that only 28% of employers train all interviewers on legal obligations and objective interview practice? And less than a fifth make efforts to remove bias through testing the words of job adverts or checking that tests are valid, reliable, and objective? It's time for recruitment processes to be redesigned to reduce the influence of bias and discrimination, while ensuring the most suitable candidate is selected for the role.

Recruitment professionals must embed inclusive practices in their recruitment process to attract diverse talent pools and select the most suitable candidate for the job, as no-one is immune to unconscious bias.