Thursday, July 28, 2016

How tech is tackling the diversity challenge - HR DRIVE

by Tom Starner
Originally published: July 26, 2016
Publisher: HRDrive.com 

Dive Brief:

Employers are willing to try almost anything to solve workplace gender bias, and the latest new trend involves technology-driven apps and training programs to give diversity its due, according to SHRM.
There is good evidence that diversity helps boost bottom lines. Unfortunately, managers may not even understand their own biases, so employers look to consultants, tech firms and other HR-related diversity solutions.

For example, the article cites Blendoor, a San Francisco-based app that matches candidates to jobs based by leaving candidate photos and names out of the equation - a trick that causes recruiters to choose talent on merit alone.