Although it is almost always used in recruiting, CVs have a dramatic impact on fairness and are clearly vulnerable to inequality. A study has shown that applicants with a Turkish name have a 10% lower probability of being invited to an interview, than those with a German name with the same qualifications (Kaas & Manger, 2012).[Read more…]
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Companies with a diverse workforce perform better. A 2009 study by McKinsey shows a connection between gender diversity and financial performance of a company: a company in which the management is gender diverse (more than 30% women in top management of the company), for example, had a 53 % better EBIT margin. So far so good.[Read more…]
Diversity is the word on everyone’s lips. It shows up in discussions about gender, the demographic change, or the discrimination workers with migrant backgrounds are facing. Also being talked about are some ways companies can mitigate this problem. Some suggestions – especially in Germany – have been anonymous applications and quotas for women.[Read more…]
Companies with a diverse workforce perform better. What does diversity mean, actually? For personnel selection, it means equal opportunities for all candidates, fair and equal treatment, and selection based on objective criteria. All applicants should have the same chance to succeed.[Read more…]
Everyone’s talking about diversity and equal opportunity. All job applicants having the same chance to make it through the recruitment process, no matter if they’re Turkish or German, male or female, pretty or not. Has this wish become a reality?[Read more…]
Consistency in the application process means that all candidates go through the same process. It is about opportunity and not about the right to the same result. This may sound self-evident, but it does not have to. Consistency also includes the final assessment, such as personal interview guidelines, so that comparability is ensured.[Read more…]
Want to expand your talent pool and try global recruitment? Don’t know exactly how to do it? Read on to find out how international media company Bertelsmann does it..[Read more…]
Although it is common use in Germany to add a photo to one’s application, it is still condemned as unfair and discriminatory.
From a scientific and practical point of view, this argument is unsustainable. The reasons for this have been discussed in our blog fairly often and we have even crafted a white paper on that subject. But the real question is, what do the candidates think? Do they, especially those with migrant backgrounds, want to conceal this type of personal information? Or would they like to reveal more of themselves so they are not simply reduced to the facts on their CV?[Read more…]
Do you know Thomas Watson? He was the guy who infamously estimated the world market for computers to be “maybe five“. And we all know that he didn’t mean 5 billion, which was the number of computers (incl. laptops, tables and smartphones) used in 2010.
Nonetheless, when it comes to introducing innovation into your company, there will always be people who don’t believe in modern technology and bring all sorts of (sometimes funny) arguments against it. We want to help you debunk some of those. So, regarding video interviewing technology, here are our top six![Read more…]