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Study finds unconscious bias in job hiring practices

Office worker Source: AAP

Research shows that unconscious bias is common when it comes to job hiring practices. So the Australian Bureau of Statistics decided to overhaul its recruitment process, concealing some of the applicants' details from the selection panel. As Julia Calixto reports, the results were revealing.

The Australian Bureau advertised 19 senior roles.

It then omitted the names, genders and other identifying details of the hundreds of applicants concealed from recruiters.

The organisation also emphasised family friendly aspects of the jobs, offering flexible hours and options to work from home.

In the end, 15 of the successful applicants were women.

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