Ciphr celebrates G-Cloud 10 framework listing
HR software firm is one of few HR vendors to offer name-blind candidate shortlisting, which key public-sector bodies must implement by 2020
Software firm is one of few HR vendors to offer name-blind candidate shortlisting, which key public-sector bodies must implement by 2020
It’s the fifth consecutive year that Ciphr has been listed on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) G-Cloud framework, which enables public-sector organisations to procure IT services and technology for digital projects more efficiently than via traditional procurement methods.
“We’re delighted that Ciphr has been listed as a supplier on the G-Cloud 10 framework,” said Rob Oehlers, head of customer experience at Ciphr. “We work with a range of brilliant public-sector organisations – including Sport England, the Electoral Commission, and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – and look forward to working with many more over the coming year.”
Ciphr stands out from the other HR and recruitment software providers listed on the G-Cloud 10 framework because its applicant tracking system (ATS) – Ciphr iRecruit – enables public-sector organisations to carry out name-blind candidate shortlisting.
Name-blind recruitment is one of the key recommendations of the 2016 Bridge Report, which outlined ways to improve equality and diversity in the public sector. Following the report, the NHS and Civil Service are set to roll out name-blind recruitment by 2020.
“Name-blind recruitment is a small but significant step that public-sector organisations can take to help improve the diversity of new hires,” said Oehlers. “Ciphr iRecruit makes it quick and easy for applications to be anonymised – by removing personally identifiable information such as names, addresses and dates of birth – so HR teams and hiring managers are less exposed to the risk of unconscious bias, and can make more objective decisions about the best candidates to interview.”
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