If you use CVs to shortlist, strengthen the objectivity of your CV review process and mitigate unconscious bias by anonymising those CVs.
When enabled, we automatically redact personal information from your candidates’ CVs/resumes including
- Candidate names
- Gendered Prefixes i.e. Mrs, Mr, Miss, Ms
- Phone numbers
- External links like LinkedIn, portfolios, case studies, and personal websites
How can I anonymise my CVs for my role?
- In your role Builder, go to the Application page settings
- Toggle on “Request CV/resume”.
- The Structured CV Review Tool and its CV Anonymisation feature will automatically turn on. This can be turned off at any time on the Application page.
You may choose whether or not to anonymise CVs when reviewing them in our Structured CV Review Tool on the Application Stage page at any moment.
- If the Structured CV Review Tool is toggled off, your role will still collect CVs, just without the Structured CV Review Tool in the platform. This means you will be allowed to view, download, and print off the candidate CVs but not anonymise them or score them in-platform
⭐️ Recommended if you are collecting for Admin reasons like interview questions, candidate files, or special qualification/certification like medical licenses, etc.)
How does it work?
Our current Anonymisation feature uses candidate data and smart recognition to identify and redact personal information that may bias your reviewing process. When anonymisation is enabled, personal identifiable information will be obscured from candidates’s CVs.
What if a CV isn’t redacted properly?
Occasionally, our system will redact something unrelated to the candidate’s personal information or leave something personal in the CV that should have been redacted. If this happens, you may still review the CV as the others in your Structured CV Review Tool. The redacted/non-redacted material has no consequence on the scoring or review process.
This can happen when certain information is spelt or presented differently in the CV, like nicknames, spelling errors, etc.
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns about anonymisation.