Inclusive Recruitment The best way to sift CVs Answer: 7.1.1 Dos and don't when blinding CVs

The answer to the previous question: ‘Which of the following pieces of information should you not remove if you want to blind a CV?‘ is ‘job experience’.

It should be self evident that job experience is relevant when considering whether a person has the skills to fill a role. However, a person’s name, age and photo may feed into a recruiter’s preconceived ideas and so should be removed from a CV if the recruiter wants to eliminate bias. In some cases this is also true for an address. An address can indicate wealth or social class which may lead to unfair assumptions about a candidate.