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Making recruitment fair

As part of the Gender & Behavioural Insights Programme, we ran field trials with CIPD and with the Ministry of Defence, as well as a lab study on Predictiv. We worked to level the playing field for women in the world of recruitment. 

The research suggests that the following actions are effective for employers to take:

  • Use targeted referrals inviting women to apply
  • Ensure that time out to care is not held against potential recruits by making it possible to list experience in terms of years rather than dates
  • Only include requirements in job adverts that would rule applicants out if they do not meet them

More insights on gender equality

More insights on gender equality