Must-Know Hiring Bias Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"89% of hiring managers report making judgments about applicants within the first 15 minutes of the initial interview."

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"Women are 45% more likely to be excluded from STEM jobs due to bias during the hiring process."

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"Resumes with a white-sounding name have a callback rate of 9.65%, while those with Black-sounding names have a callback rate of 6.45%."

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"Companies with a diverse workforce perform 35% better than those without."

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"90% of US companies use some form of diversity training to combat hiring bias."

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"There’s a 50% decrease in interviews for minority applicants when they reveal their race on their resumes."

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"Managers are three times more likely to hire someone with previous job experience similar to their own."

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"Radically diverse candidates with unconventional resumes are 45% less likely to be called for an interview."

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"A blind recruitment process increased the likelihood of hiring racial minorities by 29%."

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"Companies with a chief diversity officer have 24% more women at the executive level and 30% more minorities."

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"Out of 2,300 US businesses, companies that changed their hiring processes to minimize bias experienced a diversity increase of 19%."

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"Candidates with criminal records are 50% less likely to receive a callback or a job offer."

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"Women applicants engineering roles are perceived as having 5.4% lower ability than their male counterparts."

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"Applicants aged 40 and above are 46% less likely to receive an interview compared to younger job seekers."

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