Identifying bias in South African graduate recruitment
mediaposted on 28.03.2018, 11:32 by Neil Rankin
Video recording of Neil Rankin's presentation, entitled "Identifying bias in South African graduate recruitment" presented at SatRday Cape Town, UCT, 17 March 2018
There is a lot of evidence that gender and racial biases affect hiring. In South Africa the Employment Equity Act aims to correct this. We use a dataset of graduate applications to show that males and white candidates are favoured by recruiters, and discuss what leap.ly is doing to address this.