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Anonymous Acquisitions: why we don't know who we're hiring and why we're cool with that (for now)

Anonymous Acquisitions: why we don't know who we're hiring and why we're cool with that (for now)

A lightning talk at Manchester Technights about Bytemark's anonymous hiring process that's currently in beta.

Check out https://careers.bytemark.co.uk/

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Josh R

June 11, 2015
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  1. Anonymous Acquisitions @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  2. Anonymous Acquisitions @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  3. Why we don’t know who we’re hiring and why we’re

    cool with that (for now) @technicalfault #mcrtechnights
  4. The composition of the tech industry doesn’t reflect the composition

    of society @technicalfault #mcrtechnights
  5. “Recruit purely on skills” @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  6. How do we “recruit for skills” fairly? @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  7. Why not recruit anonymously? @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  8. Here comes the science bit… @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  9. @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  10. 6% women @technicalfault #mcrtechnights 1970: US “Big 5” (major) orchestras

  11. 21% women @technicalfault #mcrtechnights 1991: US “Big 5” (major) orchestras

  12. @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  13. ‘Blind’ auditions alone make it 50% more likely that a

    woman will advance to the finals. @technicalfault #mcrtechnights
  14. Goldin, Claudia, and Cecilia Rouse. 2000. “Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact

    of ‘Blind’ Auditions on Female Musicians.” American Economic Review, 90(4): 715-741. @technicalfault #mcrtechnights
  15. ‘Beta’ hiring process @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  16. @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  17. No name. No CV. @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  18. SMS List of skills Cover letter @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  19. 1.  Initial online text chat @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  20. 1.  Initial online text chat 2.  Extended online test @technicalfault

    #mcrtechnights
  21. 1.  Initial online text chat 2.  Extended online test 3. 

    Face-to-face interview @technicalfault #mcrtechnights
  22. Does it work? @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  23. ✓  100+ applicants ✓  40+ initial interviews ✓  SMS great

    for scheduling! ✓  No broken interview chats @technicalfault #mcrtechnights
  24. ✗  Some SMS failures ✗  Too many applicants? ✗  Scrappy

    app build! ✗  Not hired anyone yet! @technicalfault #mcrtechnights
  25. Feedback welcome @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  26. Thank you. @technicalfault #mcrtechnights

  27. Thank you careers.bytemark.co.uk @technicalfault #mcrtechnights