Want To Succeed With Unbiased Recruitment? Try Our Configurable Data Fields Feature Now
December 08, 2021 by Vinay Johar
How to get rid of unconscious bias from your hiring process?
Every organization wants to employ the finest talent, but could unconscious bias get in its way?
We agree that hiring managers and recruiters face challenges in having an unbiased and diverse recruitment process. But, what’s the solution? The solution is to address and reduce unconscious bias with advanced technology.
What is a Hiring Bias?
We often hear the term “trust your gut” - to make everyday decisions based on our intuition. Unfortunately, the same is reflected while making crucial recruitment decisions.
Is it ok to unconsciously make hiring decisions? No, it is not.
We rely on trial and error techniques to make day-to-day decisions as humans. Instead, we should rely on processes that are more organized and tangible.
While hiring, when we make decisions based on our personal experiences, we misjudge the candidate and obstruct the diverse ecosystem the business is striving towards.
Businesses worldwide are turning to advanced AI-based solutions to increase the diversity of their workforce and ensure they hire the top talent. Let us look at the HR Tech tools that can help remove bias from your recruitment process.
HRTech Tools to Combat Unconscious Bias
RChilli’s resume parser API has the power to remove discrimination of any sort (such as age and gender) and encourage unbiased recruitment.
Our parser extracts candidates’ information from their resumes and saves it in 140+ data fields such as name, contact details, experience, skills, education, and many more. Once it parses the information, the results are delivered in a structured format, i.e., XML and JSON.
With the help of our configurable data fields feature, you can create a pool of diverse talent and hire candidates who deserve the job.
The Magic of the Configurable Data Fields Feature
The idea behind the configurable data fields feature is to promote the concept of blind hiring. As a hiring manager, you can judge candidates based on their skills and experience.
Thus, there is no place for favoritism left in your recruitment process. Now, this is an excellent way to remove unconscious bias while hiring.
Resume Parser for Unbiased Recruitment
Our resume parser can remove the data which you feel can cause bias in your recruiting decision. You can identify the data fields and have the option to enable/disable fields as per your requirement. Once you disable the fields, our parser will not fetch data for the same.
For example, if you disable the following fields related to Personally Identifiable Information (PII):
- Date of Birth
- Marital Status
- School Name
- Religious Faith
- Political Faith
- Candidate Image
You will not get the related information.
The following image is an example of how you can enable/disable the fields:
If you follow the concept of blind hiring, you have the conventional option of taking out a print of resumes and crossing out the fields such as name, gender, age, and putting the resume back into the system. But the entire process requires manual intervention and consumes much time.
Why follow such a lengthy procedure when you can achieve the same results with a few clicks?
Finally, unconscious bias is inevitable, but equipping your business with the appropriate HR Tech tools and software can drastically decrease its effect on your recruitment process.
With the right HRTech tools, you can reach candidates and avoid any troubles businesses face during the acquisition phase. Contact us to check out the innovative features RChilli has to offer!