Public Sector: Recruitment

(asked on 15th June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government (a) practices and (b) encourages the public sector to practice name blind recruitment; and if he will make a statement.


Answered by
Chloe Smith Portrait
Chloe Smith
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
This question was answered on 22nd June 2020

'Anonymised' recruitment (where candidates' personal details are removed from the application form prior to shortlisting) is considered the "default" for external Civil Service recruitment.

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