Recruiters should ignore names, grades and universities when they look at CVs, says ex-minister

According to The Telegraph, companies should not look at names, grades, schools or universities on the CVs of job applicants because they are a “barrier to opportunity”, a former Cabinet minister has said.

Alan Milburn, chairman of the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) alongside PwC, the global professional services company, has called on employers to overhaul their “outdated” recruitment processes which “lock people out” of careers.

They have launched their Department for Opportunities with the campaign “CVs Aren’t Working”.

The aim of the project is to encourage companies to remove people’s names, universities and grades from their applications, ensure that interview panelists hail from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

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