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How technical recruitment is broken

Ask business leaders what their current challenges are and no doubt one of the most common answers will be talent – finding a capable and diverse workforce – says Razvan Creanga, CEO & co-founder of hackajob.

With recent research showing that diverse companies are more resilient in terms of innovation, more so than ever businesses are aspiring to create a diverse workforce. However, accomplishing it in practice has proven slightly more challenging than predicted – especially in technical fields.

Historically, biased behaviours of discriminating against women or those of different racial ethnicities are widely-known. However, if you’re a candidate in today’s market, you may unintentionally be subject to another stream of prejudice: unconscious bias.

Unconscious bias can be seen very clearly affecting the tech landscape. The industry has evolved significantly and at a rapid rate, however its hiring process is lagging behind....