New job data has revealed almost a half a million female and ethnic minority jobseekers in the finance and IT sectors will not be considered for roles this year purely because of the name on their CV.
The research revealed that even though employment in finance and IT is on the increase, the proportion of women and minorities working there has fallen.
There are also inherent barriers to progression for those already in-situ: women with supervisory responsibility in the finance sector are more likely to be promoted to supervisory posts, whereas men with supervisory responsibilities are more likely to be promoted to management.
Nottx plans to address our nationwide skills shortage by providing a ‘name-blind’ headhunting platform which matches up talented female, ethnic minority and socially-conscious job applicants with ethical employers in the technology and finance sectors.
Founder Biju Menon said: “We are not going to change the view of employers and recruiters with an active bias, but our service will speak to those who wish to overcome their unconscious bias and ethical companies who are keen to find a pool of diverse talent. We hope to empower women and minorities who have lost confidence in the recruitment process by giving them the opportunity to be noticed completely on their own merit. With time, I hope Nottx will also appeal to any demographic that wants to work in the more diverse – and therefore more profitable – companies we are seeking to support.”