Civil Servants: Recruitment

(asked on 4th September 2017) - View Source

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of what changes have resulted in the outcomes of Civil Service recruitment since the introduction of name-blind and school-blind recruitment.


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Caroline Nokes Portrait
Caroline Nokes
This question was answered on 12th September 2017

The Civil Service is committed to becoming the most inclusive employer in the UK and as such works hard to understand the impact of recruitment on the diversity of its workforce.

Anonymised recruitment, less formally referred to as ‘name blind’ recruitment, is just one of these initiatives and is intended to assure candidates that people are assessed on the basis of the evidence that they present.

There is a significant focus on diversity and this policy is important as part of a wider suite of evidence based initiatives that when implemented together are more likely to have a positive impact on the diversity of the Civil Service.

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