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Recruitment: Discrimination

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 11627, tabled on 13 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of anonymising job applications in tackling discrimination in the jobs market.

Answered on

21 October 2015

The department has made no specific assessment of the effectiveness of anonymising job applications in tackling discrimination in the jobs market.

Early discussions are currently taking place between DWP and large employers through employer roundtables about the scope for reforming recruitment policy through anonymised applications.