Increase diversity and mitigate hiring bias

You can’t completely untrain unconscious bias in people -- but you can counteract it. By using technology to structure interviews and assess candidates based on job related skills you can help eliminate areas where bias can creep in. Here are five ways you can leverage technology to build an actionable approach to DEI:
  • Acknowledge where bias creeps in
  • Signal inclusion when sourcing
  • Replace resume reviews with skills-based assessments
  • Structure interviews, and link to job criteria
  • Isolated proven factors to measure candidate potential, validated by IO psychologists

One of the biggest benefits that the business saw was around reducing unconscious bias. HireVue has helped reduce bias by 90% from the hiring process, which has contributed to achieving a 50 / 50 hiring split for gender across all levels of the business so far in 2021. Previously, this was 70 / 30 and male dominated. The Executive Committee is now also very diverse with a 50 / 50 gender split. This really helps other people in the business aspire to be what they can see”.

Richard MatthewsHead of Talent and Resourcing, The Co-operative Bank

AI-Driven insights proven to reduce bias

Unconscious bias compounds at every step of the traditional hiring process. HireVue’s AI-driven approach mitigates bias by eliminating unreliable and inconsistent variables like selection based on resume and phone screens, letting you focus on more job-relevant criteria. AI empowers you to assess each candidate in a large pool quickly and fairly, so you can make high-quality inclusive hiring decisions.

Find the best talent faster with AI-driven predictions

The traditional candidate screening process is inconsistent. Resume screens are just that, quick scans that are seconds or minutes long, focusing on characteristics that are known to be less predictive of performance like GPA, former company, and years of experience. Phone screens are also highly unstructured, leading to even greater variability in which talent makes it through your hiring funnel.

Structuring the interviewing process right from the start with assessments and video interviews brings consistent and fair evaluation of candidates, yielding better, more inclusive hiring outcomes.