Publication Date

Spring 2016


Anonymous or blind processes for reviewing applicant resumes is a strategy that firms are increasingly exploring as a solution to reduce bias within selection processes. Though this approach does not completely eliminate bias in hiring. Evaluating resumes anonymously can play an important role in reducing the possibility for bias in candidate selection and aid firms in recruiting diverse talent.


Suggested Citation
Joseph, J. (2016). What companies use blind/anonymous resumes and what benefits have they reported? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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