Deloitte UK tries ‘contextualized’ recruitment

System meant to combat discrimination, boost diversity
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/23/2015

Issues around bias have always been a challenge when it comes to recruitment. Whether it’s about people’s “foreign-sounding” names, gender concerns or a person’s appearance, prejudice inevitably creeps in. 

There can even be preconceptions around a person’s schooling, which is why Deloitte UK has decided to try “contextualized” recruitment. This involves recruiters being given a range of data on candidates’ economic background and personal circumstances so they can make more informed choices by considering the context in which academic achievements are achieved.