'ByteMark' is a UK-based web hosting company that recently carried out a series of interviews in which the identify of each job candidate remained a mystery until the final stage of the recruitment process. The purpose of the experiment was to try to overcome any biases about cultural fit and instead focus on the specific qualifications of each job candidate.
The anonymous recruitment process began by asking applicants to fill out an online form. Those who were selected as potential job candidates were given a first interview in the form of instant messages. Those who passed the first interview were required to undergo a skills test and then finally an in-person interview. Up until the final interview stage, the candidates were only required to provide an alias, a cover letter, a list of their top five skills, a list of five skills they wish to improve and an optional disability declaration form.
The company found the experiment to be so successful that they now rely on anonymous recruiting to fill all of their job positions.
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