Do you need help with your résumé screening process to ensure you’re not inadvertently screening out otherwise suitable immigrant candidates? For example, a recent Canadian study showed that the name on a résumé affects the candidate’s chance of receiving an interview. Despite having identical education and experience, applicants with Asian-sounding names were far less likely to receive an interview than those with Anglo-sounding names.
Read this downloadable PDF to learn how to screen out bias while screening in immigrant candidates.
“It is hard enough making the move to Canada, but to then craft a perfect résumé and to find a suitable place of employment — it can be a lot to take on for newcomers. ‘We’ as the recruiters must realize that everyone makes mistakes and we need to shake off the old mentality that one small spelling error can make or break someone’s chances of getting the job. How a candidate interacts over the phone tells the real story, and is often how I treat the true ‘first impression.’”
— Bruce Lutes, Recruitment Assistant, Shannex