Any search and selection campaign aims to identify and hire the most qualified candidate for a vacant position. The talent search, however, risks being hindered by the appearance of so-called cognitive biases, unconscious biases that may arise in the recruiter during the selection phase, conditioning the choice of candidate. To minimise the appearance of these biases and enable the HR Manager to choose, in an impartial manner, the most suitable candidate for his or her or other companies, Inda offers the possibility of selecting candidates incognito by generating an anonymous CV in real time to be shared with colleagues and clients.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the leading 2021 recruiting trends. One of the merits of applying AI to the HR world is that it helps reduce cognitive bias like blind recruitment. Although it is often explicitly talked about gender, ethnicity, age and religion, bias can relate to any prejudice against the candidate during the search and selection process, potentially compromising their evaluation. For this reason, automatic screening systems, semantic search, blind hiring and anonymisation of CVs are now preferred methods.
The anonymous CV is a resume examined ‘blindly’ by the recruiter. An anonymised CV hides or disguises some of the candidate’s personal information, information that could give rise to bias and compromise the selection process. By obscuring some of the CV data, HR Managers and recruiters can focus on the skills and professional experience of the candidate and effectively evaluate based on experience and potential.
To make the recruitment process more transparent for candidates and companies and to select the most qualified candidates without being influenced by other factors, Inda has developed an Anonymous Resume / CV system.
This new feature allows you to anonymise a digital document (e.g. pdf, doc, docx), whether a CV or a cover letter. Starting from the CV file the candidate uploads in response to an advertisement, Inda allows you to generate an anonymised copy of the same CV in real-time (thus maintaining the original layout/template). The new anonymised copy obscures some personal information, including:
Example CV anonymisation
CV uploaded by the candidate
CV anonymised by Inda
As a tool suitable for blind recruitment, optimisation work is already underway to disguise some of the specific language in the CV or cover letter. It will soon be possible to anonymise and hide even textual expressions that could reveal details of the candidate (for example, the expression “I’m a female graduate” indicates the gender of the person).
The anonymous CV is a blind recruitment helpful tool for companies and HR teams who want to carry out disguised selections and for Employment Agencies, Search and selection Companies and hiring outsourcing companies who want to share anonymous CVs externally with customers and clients. In addition to this, CV anonymisation has other positive effects, for example:
Are you curious to carry out a disguised selection? Consult one of our experts and find out how you can do just that with Inda ‘s anonymous CVs.