PM – Time to end discrimination and finish the fight for real equality

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(London Post)     The Prime Minister will announce that organisations will pledge to recruit on a ‘name blind’ basis to address discrimination.

  • under new agreement, names will not be visible on graduate recruitment applications, reducing potential discrimination
  • leading graduate employers from across the public and private sector commit to new scheme
  • this will include applicants to the Civil Service, Teach First, HSBC, Deloitte, Virgin Money, KPMG, BBC, NHS, learndirect and local government

Organisations from across the public and private sector, together responsible for employing 1.8 million people in the UK, signed up to the pledge to operate recruitment on ‘name blind’ basis to address discrimination, the Prime Minister announced at a Downing Street roundtable later today.

The roundtable included:

  • Managing Director of Deloitte, David Barnes
  • Head of Human Resources at HSBC Tanuj Kapilashrami
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Service, John Manzoni
  • Chief Executive Officer of NHS England, Simon Stevens
  • Partner and Head of Corporate Affairs at KPMG, Marianne Fallon
  • BBC’s Director of Strategy and Digital, James Purnell
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