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65% of Tech Recruiters Believe Their Hiring Process Is Biased, Survey Suggests

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In 2014, big tech companies acknowledged their lack of diversity and made it a public goal to increase diversity in their workforces. However, problems persist.


In a poll of 14,000 technology workers, including nearly 4,000 recruiters, from 131 countries by candidate assessment platform CoderPad, 65% of respondents said bias is an issue in tech recruitment.

Meanwhile, in a survey of 2,030 workers aged 18 to 28 by academic publishing firm Wiley, half (50%) of respondents left or wanted to leave a tech or IT job "because the company culture made them feel unwelcome or uncomfortable."

Of the 270 tech business leaders polled, 68% said there was a lack of diversity in their tech workforce.

However, 42% of respondents to the CoderPad survey said their companies have moved to a skills-based assessment in the hiring process.

Other solutions being undertaken to reduce recruiting bias include implementing equal pay and proactively sourcing diverse candidates.

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