This App helps companies hire only those people that fit the bill perfectly
AdvertisementTech workers are the ‘hot properties’ in the current market. Their demand has grown exponentially in the last five years. With this growth competition has also grown exponentially and the present scenario is while there are so many fishes in the pool, there are fewer employers in the market. And hence it becomes extremely important for tech workers to showcase the right skills to the right employer. But this hardly happens without bias.
Stephanie Lampkin’s new
Candidates can swipe right or left and get matched to employers just by virtue of their qualifications. Other details are revealed once the match is made.
Blendoor tracks candidates who are matched, receive a phone screening, an interview, and are hired.
From her first steps into programming at age 13, Lampkin started coding at as a kid. From her first steps into programming at age 13, Lampkin worked her way through an engineering degree from Stanford and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Yet after spending five years at Microsoft, the 31-year old applied for a data analytics role at the company and was told she’d be a better fit for a sales or marketing position, Lampkin told The Roots.
Lampkin believes it was her race that led to the bias. A 2003 study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that "job applicants with white-sounding names needed to send about 10 resumes to get one callback," while "those with African American-sounding names needed to send around 15 resumes to get one callback."
So she built an app that helps eliminate unconscious bias from the hiring process. It took two years of development, but Blendoor finally launched in public beta on March 11.
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