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Resource: BIT Guide for Inclusive Recruitment

The folks at the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) have created resources for applying BI to help make hiring inclusive […]

The folks at the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) have created resources for applying BI to help make hiring inclusive. Here’s more from them:

Employers are struggling with a candidate shortage in the UK. Vacancies are rising, but numbers of job seekers are declining. This has increased competition between employers for suitable candidates. In such a tight labour market employers must take steps to ensure that they are not unnecessarily putting off or turning away appropriate candidates by making sure their recruitment processes are inclusive.  

Today the CIPD (the UK’s professional body for HR and people development) is launching two guides on inclusive recruitment for employers written by BIT. One is targeted at employers, providing fuller detail on the evidence behind the actions, while the other is a shorter guide focused on the practical aspects of actions that are relevant to line managers.

Get the guides here: https://www.bi.team/blogs/how-to-deliver-inclusive-recruitment/

Top tips:

  • Make role requirements clear, specific and behaviour-based
  • Offer flexible working by default
  • Avoid asking candidates about the dates of their employment history
  • Use structured interviews
  • Experiment to find out what works for you

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