On Thursday 4th April, School for CEOs hosted a small private dinner for senior executives at the Shangri-La Hotel, the Shard, in London.
Time was when applicants for a job would put all sorts of personal information on a CV – their age, gender, a photo. For some time now, it’s been realised this may lead to people being selected out of a recruitment process early, due to conscious or unconscious biases. Including this information is no longer seen as best practice, and a good thing too. More recently, some employers have taken this idea one step further, removing home addresses and the names of schools from CVs. Now some are going even further, removing the applicant’s name from their CV as well. The idea, as before, is to make the recruitment process as fair as possible.