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GeneralHow do you ensure a diverse, successful hiring process? PinmemberDave_612-Feb-13 5:48 
My team is going to try to hire two software engineers this year. We've made some very poor choices in the past. I’d like to avoid that in the future.
Our process has been simple; we advertise the job on our company web site and the local newspapers. All applications and resumes go to HR. HR reviews the resume to make sure they are applying for the correct job. For a software engineer, HR expects to see a computer science education or software engineering experience. Then HR creates a copy of the resume with all personal information removed, such as name, age, sex, race, e-mail address and where the applicant lives. Then HR forwards the redacted copy of the resume to software management for review.
Last time we interviewed all five candidates that made it to management review. Four men and one woman. Interviewing three of the applicants was a complete waste of time. One candidate simply lied on their resume in order to get the interview.
 
I know that some managers give applicants a test that is relevant to the job being applied for. Is that appropriate, or too much pressure for an applicant?
 
I want to make sure our process is not biased on the basis of sex or race. And I thought we had done that. But, I’ve been told that is not enough. I need to ensure the team and the interview process are gender diverse. But, how is that achieved without quotas? Which would be unfair.
Interesting that there is no requirement that I make the process racially diverse. Just gender diverse.
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