Unconscious bias can take the form of ethnic or racial discrimination - just take a look at the Sandra Bauer case study.
By removing the opportunity for these biases to creep in, you’re able to consider candidates on merit alone. What’s more, when candidates realise that your process is fair, they’re more likely to throw their hat into the ring. Win win!
CVs are poor predictors of whether a candidate would be good at the job and often lead to hiring teams missing the most talented candidates.
In a randomised control trial, Applied found that 60% of hires made through the platform would have been missed in a traditional CV sift.
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By assessing candidates on what matters up front, you’re more likely to have quality candidates at the end. In fact, hiring teams using Applied find that they have up to 3x as many suitable candidates than before.
Compared to a national average of ~80% across the UK, 96% of candidates hired through Applied are still in their job a year after joining.
Across over 150,000 applications, we’ve had a lot of feedback. We’re proud to say that employers and candidates alike love us. Read more about our customers here.
We make the hiring process efficient as possible, and Applied customers see the time they spend on recruiting drop by up to two thirds! That means you get to spend more time on what matters... like tea and cats.
"We’ve been able to build a much richer picture of our talent pool by focusing on passion and skills. Before launching, we wondered if candidates would be put off by having to answer questions, so it was a great endorsement to see the depth and volume of responses that came in. Candidates love being assessed this way (even when they don’t get the job!). It’s very likely that many of our best candidates through Applied wouldn’t have passed a CV-sift. In a tight talent market, we simply can’t afford to lose quality candidates before we’ve even tested what they can do.”
Tom Broerse, Head of Engineering, 99designs
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