Blind Resume Screening
We have digitized the process of reviewing the candidate resume. We process PDF, MSWord, and Text documents and identify personal identifying information within the resume. We then redact “block out” candidate name and personal identifying URL and email address. Additional redaction can be enabled to “block out” photographs, school / university, 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 Employer
Resume + Blind Screening = Objective Reviews
Studies have shown that it takes 6 seconds to review a resumé. This isn’t enough time to do a thorough spell check let alone determine if a candidate is a good fit for the job. 6 seconds is the amount of time it takes to read a candidate’s name, university attended, and maybe see a previous employer name. Generally, what takes place is the reviewer feels either comfort or discomfort (aka bias) with the candidate name or school they attended, and they make 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 is now able to look more objectively at a candidate’s SKAs 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.