A new recruitment site is hoping to make job discrimination a thing of the past by offering candidates the chance to apply for roles anonymously.
Recently launched 2Apply.co.uk also safeguards employers against discrimination claims by ensuring all personal details such as age and gender, are hidden from job applications when firms select for interview.
Candidates are able to be judged solely on their merits and employers are able to compare applicants more objectively, in turn speeding up the recruitment process.
The site hopes to safeguard firms against employment laws which are becoming increasingly stringent. Employers currently face fines and legal action if accused of discrimination.
It’s free to use for both candidates and recruiters and founders hope the site will give employers greater confidence in managing recruitment in house, rather than relying on costly external agencies.
For many recruiters finding the perfect employee can be a time consuming and expensive process. However, by hiding the applicant’s personal details this makes it simpler to select solely on merit and covers the recruiter against claims of discrimination should an applicant feel they have been unfairly overlooked for a role.
Employers can access the 2Apply.co.uk system at any time and review the details of applicants responding to their advert. Once applications are closed the employer selects the people they want to interview. The system even emails the successful and unsuccessful applicants on the employer’s behalf.
The site was launched by HR4UK.com, who have been working with UK employers for more than 30 years.
Peter Abraham, MD at HR4UK.com, says he believes the tool will improve the recruitment process for both candidate and employer.
Mr Abraham said: “Without the right resources, recruiting staff can be a costly and potentially risky process for many companies.
“We’re seeing a significant increase in the number of firms affected by the changes in employment law and hope our new site will make it easier for companies to employ staff professionally, legally and effectively.
“Candidates can apply safe in the knowledge that they’re being judged solely on merit so it really is something everybody can benefit from using.”
For more information, visit www.2Apply.co.uk .