Public Sector: Recruitment

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous The Second Church Estates Commissioner

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government (a) practices and (b) encourages the public sector to practice name blind recruitment; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

'Anonymised' recruitment (where candidates' personal details are removed from the application form prior to shortlisting) is considered the "default" for external Civil Service recruitment.

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