Recruitment: Discrimination

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Campaigns Chair

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of anonymising job applications in tackling discrimination in the jobs market.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The department has made no specific assessment of the effectiveness of anonymising job applications in tackling discrimination in the jobs market.

Early discussions are currently taking place between DWP and large employers through employer roundtables about the scope for reforming recruitment policy through anonymised applications.

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