Hilary's February blog - boost diversity by removing hidden bias from job ads

Feb 10, 2021

Hilary's blog is now live

Every month our Chief Executive, Dr Hilary Leevers writes a blog for The Engineer, on topics, news and issues in the engineering industry.

In this month's blog Hilary reflects on the measures employers can take to boost diversity.

'Employers can take a number of measures to boost diversity, including addressing hidden bias in job adverts writes EngineeringUK chief executive Dr Hilary Leevers

This month marks the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science so it’s timely to highlight an interesting project that one of EngineeringUK’s corporate members has just completed to address their gender imbalance in recruiting engineers.

Openreach, which is a major national employer of engineers, analysed the impact of hidden biases in the language used in its job adverts.

Their research showed that language plays a fundamental role in the recruitment process.'

Read the rest of Hilary's blog on The Engineer website

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