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How to beat the hidden discrimination at the heart of the job hunt

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McQuaid R (2015) How to beat the hidden discrimination at the heart of the job hunt. The Conversation. 01.12.2015.

Abstract
First paragraph: When you send off a CV to a prospective employer, you will hope to get a fair hearing. You will hope that your skills, experience and qualifications decide the response, rather than the school you went to, your post code, or even your name. Instinctively, though, we know that this isn’t always the case. Prime Minister David Cameron already has zeroed in on the issue of how applications from people with non-Anglo-Saxon or Celtic names are treated: Do you know that in our country today: even if they have exactly the same qualifications, people with white-sounding names are nearly twice as likely to get call backs for jobs than people with ethnic-sounding names? The UK civil service, and many major employers, have agreed to introduce application forms without the applicant’s name, in order to reduce the potential for discrimination. But how much does theory and evidence back this up?

Keywords
Religion; Discrimination; Gender; David Cameron; Human resources; Management; Jobs; Business strategy; Bias

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https://theconversation.com/how-to-beat-the-hidden-discrimination-at-the-heart-of-the-job-hunt-50886

Type of mediaOnline Article
StatusPublished
Publication date online01/12/2015
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33836
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of publicationLondon

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Professor Ronald McQuaid
Professor Ronald McQuaid

Professor of Work and Employment, Management, Work and Organisation