Companies Select Employees Without Knowing their Race or Gender
TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Job Seekers will never again be discriminated against because of their race or gender when looking for a job. A new website called JobProof.com is taking names off resumes. Job Proof is developing an online database of anonymous job seekers. Anonymous in that a candidate's full resume is available to employers, only the name and contact information are hidden until an employer pays to reveal that information. Employers will have access to Job Proof's complete database free of charge. They only pay if they find a candidate who meets their criteria.
Job Proof's database currently consists of verified job seekers, that is, job seekers whose references have been verified before submitting their resume to employers. Job Proof is combining their current site of verified job seekers with their development of an anonymous search feature to create a one-stop shop for employers needing to hire immediately.
"Job seekers have no control over how an employer processes their resume," said Krystle Tahria, Founder and CEO of Job Proof Canada. "And employers have no control over unqualified applicants submitting resumes. We want to empower both parties."
Empowerment is key considering one in five Canadians believe they've been discriminated against at work because of their gender, one in six because of their race, according to a 2015 survey conducted by human resources consulting firm Randstad.
Workplace discrimination can be reduced by eliminating unintentional biases at the earliest stages of the hiring process; with candidate selection, according to Ms. Tahria.
"With traditional resumes, the first thing an employer sees is your name," Ms. Tahria said. "So in the first 3 seconds they know whether you're male or female and at least a guess at what your ethnicity is."
Job Proof recently launched a fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo to raise $10,000 to help integrate the anonymous search function into the current website. The campaign runs until November 25th. Anyone can contribute by visiting www.igg.me/at/job-proof (special PR perks for corporate sponsors).
JobProof.com was founded in 2014 to provide job seekers with a competitive advantage when applying for jobs and to provide employers with verified candidates at an early stage in the hiring process.
SOURCE Job Proof Canada
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For further information: or to schedule an interview with Krystle Tahria, contact Krystle at 905-686-2926 or 416-854-4305 or [email protected]