Deloitte will now hold “school and university-blind interviews” to avoid judging people based on where they studied.The aim is to find students with “potential” and to prevent the recruitment process producing an intake from a narrow range of universities and social backgrounds. As such, the recruitment round for 2016 – which is to consist of 1,500 graduates and school leavers – will largely be based on an algorithm. It will consider “contextual” information alongside academic results. This will allow the recruiters to see information on someone’s financial background and personal circumstances as well as academic scores, to better judge the context the their academic achievements have been made in. For example, Deloitte claimed an applicant getting three B grades at A-level could be seen as “exceptional” if the average for their school was three D grades. “Improving social mobility is one of the UK’s biggest challenges,” said David Sproul, senior partner and CEO of Deloitte UK. Read more on graduates:
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