‘Anonymous job applications don’t work’

Anonymous job applications do not make a difference to the chances of non-European immigrants getting a job, according to staffing agency Manpower, based on a six-month experiment.

Manpower had 761 applications for consultant and branch manager jobs examined twice and found applications without name, age, sex and place of birth were treated similarly to those with personal details.
Of the 96 applications from people with a minority background almost half were rejected because of a lack of experience compared with 26% of native Dutch applicants, Manpower said.
The organisation said it would not continue with the blind application process because there was no point.

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