Equal Access Anonymous Applications Help Immigrants and Women

Job seekers in Germany still list their birthday, gender and family status, even attaching a picture to their applications. But newly released results of a project to make German job applications anonymous show that with personal information left out, women and minorities are more likely to get a job interview.
Von Renuka Rayasam
Eight German business and government institutions participated in a year-long project testing the success of anonymous job application processes.

Eight German business and government institutions participated in a year-long project testing the success of anonymous job application processes.

Foto: Jens Büttner/ dpa