France: Anonymous CVs ‘don’t work’

France: Anonymous CVs ‘don’t work’

Via the Connexion:
ANONYMOUS CVs have in some respects the opposite effect to that hoped for, according to a study done for the Pôle Emploi.

The results suggest French employers do not in fact discriminate on social or national origins but in fact operate “positive” discrimination, however a sexism and ageism factor was found.

Eight departments of France have been trialling the idea of CVs without personal information like name, address and age, which was supposed to reduce discrimination in recruitment.

However, researchers who investigated the results so far for the Pôle Emploi found that people of foreign origin and those who live in underprivileged areas are less likely to be invited to an interview if their CV contains no name or address.