Blind resume screening
We’ve digitized the process of reviewing candidate resumes. Our tool processes PDF, MS Word, and Text documents to identify personal identifying information within the resume. We then redact or block out the candidate’s name, email address, and any personally identifying URLs. Additional redaction enables you to block out headshots, schools/universities, or company names.
The hiring manager reviews based on skills and experience rather than fixate on a name that may denote a gender, race, or ethnicity. No other platform does the redaction within the original resume.
- Email Addresses
- Social Media URLs
- Previous Employers
Resume + blind screening = objective reviews
Studies have shown that it takes six seconds to review a resumé. Six seconds isn’t enough time to do a thorough spell-check, let alone determine if a candidate is a good fit for the job. It is the amount of time it takes to read a candidate’s name, university attended, and maybe see a previous employer’s name. Generally, what takes place is the reviewer feels either comfort or discomfort (aka bias) with the candidate name or school they attended and makes a snap decision without thoroughly reviewing the resume. When the candidate’s information is redacted, other than experience, skills, abilities, and level of education, the reviewer can then look more objectively at a candidate’s skills, knowledge, and abilities, improving the likelihood diverse candidates will progress through the recruiting process.
PII is redacted to stay focused on SKAs.
A light gray color is used to redact information to almost blend with the background.
Reviewers see the original resume with PII redacted
While reviewing the resume the review applies an objective score.