"I have analysed 123 “resume studies” to get a more fine-grained understanding
of name-based discrimination in recruitment.
Resume studies typically involve researchers responding to real job
advertisements with very similar resumes of fictitious job candidates. In these
studies, some resumes have names indicating an applicant comes from an ethnic
minority group, while other resumes have more common names. This enables
researchers to compare the responses for the different names.
My review covered studies conducted in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain,
Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia,
Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Sweden, and the United States.
More than 95% of the studies identified high ethnic discrimination in
recruitment. On average, ethnic minority applicants received about half as many
positive responses to their job applications."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics