Bias in hiring is not newly discovered, in fact, it is something so inherently embedded in the tech sector that it has led to over 68% of the workforce being white and leaving women at fewer than 35%. Representation of cultural, geographic and other minorities in the tech workforce and in leadership roles in general is also underwhelming.
As an IT recruitment agency in Singapore, we are aware of the unfair bias that some candidates can be subjected to. We hope that bringing awareness to this issue can help both candidates and hiring managers better understand unconscious bias. And how to avoid them.