- Being aware of the bias during the hiring process
When preparing panel members beforehand, and while debriefing on candidates’ performance afterward, we encourage interview panels to adopt a behavioural approach of a focus on capability, and not just experience. Our recruitment specialists focus on the link between the candidates’ strengths and the requirements of the role. This moves the focus to the candidates’capacity. We can also expand on a candidate’s strengths if they have been reluctant to highlight them in an interview.
Finally, we can explain some of the unintended biases that occur in the selection and thus help to focus the discussion on the key attributes of the job and away from the historical characteristics of past incumbents. We encourage conversations with clients to review internal policies and processes and foster a diverse and inclusive organisational culture.
We believe that recruitment agencies like E-Frontiers have an important part to play to create a more level playing field for women in tech by providing critical support and guidance throughout the hiring process.
Are you a woman looking for a job in tech?
Do you know a woman that needs to be supported to develop her career in tech?
Are you looking for a partner to represent your brand in the market and ensure a diversity of candidate options?
Don’t hesitate to contact our recruitment specialists for their support.