EY’s blind CV policy leads to diverse workforce

Although not the latest news, the Independent has reported that EY’s approach to graduate admissions has seen a sharp improvement in workforce diversity. A 10 percentage point increase in the number of students joining from state schools has been attributed to the way that EY have chosen to remove UCAS points thresholds (and the age-old requirement for a 2:1) from their screening and acceptance criteria for graduate schemes in the UK. EY have also addressed unconscious bias by incorporating a ‘blind CV’ policy into the recruitment process. These changes to the process were first announced in 2015.

Sources:

Independent, Feb 2017

Huffington Post, Aug 2015

EY, Aug 2015

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