Diversity at workplace starts from the way we recruit. Simply put, the less bias we include in our hiring process, the more diverse candidates — and employees — we end up with.
Here’s a list of carefully chosen top 10 diversity recruiting tools and software that can help you recruit a more diverse workforce. The list includes an overview of each tool, with details about pricing and key features. recruitment tools s like diverse candidate sourcing, blind auditioning, skill-based reviewing, unbiased job ad descriptions, etc.
HUNDRED5 – BLIND SKILLS-BASED SCREENING SOFTWARE
Hundred5 reduces hidden biases at the earliest stage of the hiring process.
Instead of pre-screening candidates based on resumes and cover letters, Hundred5 screens applicants’ job-related skills as the first-pass filter.
All candidates apply for a job by taking a short 5-10 minute skills-based quiz. The system then checks all the answers, and provides you a list of the most potential candidates, without ever looking at their subjective factors such as age, gender, education, previous work experience etc.
This approach guarantees that the very first decision-making is based solely on applicant’s job-related skills, and all unconscious bias is being completely removed from the pre-screening process.
Each skills-test gets a unique URL link that can be attached to a job posting or shared across all social channels.
- Readymade job-specific skills tests and questions
- Custom skills tests and questions
- Automatic evaluation
- Social sourcing
- Hiring pipeline
- Recruitment process analytics
Free to create a test and start sourcing and $190/month to unlock candidates.
GAPJUMPERS – A PLATFORM FOR BLIND AUDITIONS
Instead of allowing details, such as a candidate’s education, get in the way of making a great hire, employers can ask candidates to provide anonymous answers to assignments related the roles they are hiring for.
Candidates typically have 1 to 3 days to complete and submit the task, which is then reviewed by the employer to decide whether the applicant will be invited to the next round.
The job and its assignment will be listed on their site and can be shared through a link.
- Free tests and questions
- Custom tests and questions
- GapJumpers’ candidate network
The pricing is a bit unclear, but some articles suggest that the annual subscription fee ranges from $5,000 to $40,000, for the use of the platform and for access to GapJumpers’ candidate network.
BLENDOOR – MERIT-BASED JOB-MATCHING APP
Blendoor is a mobile job-matching app that hides data that is not relevant and highlights what is. It lets job seekers upload resumes, then blurs out their name, age, employment history, criminal background, and even their photo, so employers can focus on qualifications.
The app captures candidate data from your existing applicant tracking systems and/or online job boards.
- Hides irrelevant details on resumes
- Collects data that shows where bias happens
It is free for job seekers to upload a profile, but companies are paying $400 per job listing on the app.
ENTELO DIVERSITY – DIVERSE CANDIDATE SOURCING PLATFORM
Entelo is a recruiting platform with an algorithm that helps companies search candidates from underrepresented groups based on their skills, gender or ethnicity. The system sifts through social profiles and other online data to gather clues about those who meet the criteria.
By aggregating social and professional data from multiple sources across the web, Entelo provides robust candidate profiles of those you are targeting.
- Candidate profiles from multiple sources
- Automatic and optimized candidate outreach
- Strong reporting on email campaigns
- Various ATS integrations
Prices are not mentioned on their website, but sources suggest it is $1000/month for a month-to-month subscription or $500/month if you sign up for a whole year.
PYMETRICS – GAMIFIED RECRUITING TOOL
Pymetrics applies proven neuroscience games and bias-free AI to predictively match people with jobs where they will perform at the highest levels.
Applicants spend about 20 minutes playing behavior-based games to measure inherent traits, and if their results match the required profile of a certain position, they can move on to the next round.
Candidates can learn about the jobs on company’s website or even get targeted through social channels. Pymetrics also has its own database of people who have passed various tests.
- Validated neuroscience games
- Bias-free and machine learning algorithms
- Powerful database of different careers and their behavioral data
Their pricing is not public. You need to apply for a demo to get an offer.
TEXTIO – AUGMENTED WRITING PLATFORM
Textio is an augmented writing tool that helps you write unbiased job postings. It sifts through the content of your job postings and make recommendations for edits based on what kind of language is going to appeal — or scare away — certain demographics.
- Text evaluation
- Tone evaluation
- Editing guidance
You get to sign up for a 14-day free trial, but to keep using the tool, you need to contact the company to get a custom offer.
TALENT SONAR – BLIND RESUME REVIEWS
Talent Sonar aligns hiring decisions with company values through blind resume review so the best person can win. It helps hiring managers to develop job postings that will attract a wide range of candidates, and structure job interviews that focus on the candidate’s specific qualifications.
Once the resumes start coming in, the tool hides applicants’ names, gender, and other personal identifiers to encourage the employer to focus on the most relevant criteria for job success.
Candidates can learn about open positions on the company’s website.
- Text evaluation for job descriptions
- Blind resume review
- Structured interviews
- Content templates
It has a free plan with limited features, but to get the best out of the product, you need to contact the team and ask for a custom offer.
ROIKOI – INCLUSIVE RECRUITING SOFTWARE
ROIKOI helps companies find diverse candidates through employee referrals and match those recommendations to open jobs. To eliminate unconscious bias, recruiters can hide personal identifiers for new candidates.
The system sources candidates from your employees’ Facebook connections and builds a database of talent suggested by the people in your company.
- A curated database of referrals
- Automated role-matching
- Candidate outreach via emails
- Hiding personal identifiers
You have to request a demo to get an offer.
FURTHER READING ON THE SUBJECT
- How to Decrease the Likability Factor in Recruiting
- Why the Ivy League Poster Boy May Not Be Your Ideal Candidate
- Why You Should Stop Using Automatic Resume Screening Software
- A Guide to Diverse, High-Quality, and Cost-Efficient Recruitment
If you have heard of some other tool, or can recommend a technique to recruit a more diverse workforce, please feel free to get in touch or drop a comment below.