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Training to rebut statistical inferences of discrimination

I came across an article published in The Guardian newspaper this week which discussed a study carried out in America in 2012, throwing up some revealing results in relation to the treatment of job applications from male and female candidates for work in the Science sector. The premise was simple: how would two prospective candidates … Continue Reading

A question of recruitment

I noticed an interesting article on the BBC News webpage recently concerning the findings from an MP’s report which stated that women from ethnic minority backgrounds faced discrimination “at every stage of the recruitment process”. At the application stage, those with typically “non-white” names faced immediate difficulty. The lady interviewed by the BBC had been … Continue Reading