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Removing Bias From Your Process
Teams wishing to implement unbiased evaluation practices can do so using a feature called Blind Reviewers. This is a special role which you can assign to team members. Once assigned this role, the team member shares a similar role to that of a normal "Reviewer", except that they will see no personally identifiable information about the candidate.
For instance, we only show them a codename for the candidates they review. This codename would be something like "Purple Turtle". Personal info such as name and email would be hidden. All other team members will have access to this codename so they can discuss the candidate freely without divulging identifiable information. When combined with our assessment reviews feature, team members can leave thorough ratings and feedback on the candidate's results without ever knowing who they are.
To enable this feature, simply invite or update an existing reviewer of the system with the Blinder Reviewer Role.
There are a few team settings that you should be aware of when setting up your review process.
- Do you want reviewers to see other reviews before leaving their own?
- Do you want blind reviewers to eventually see real names?
These settings can be configured within the team settings. We touched on this back when going over the team settings.
In addition to the team-wide settings mentioned above, there are also an option to be considered for each assessment. Each time a candidate is invited to a new assessment, you can choose how you want to handle that candidate personally identifiable data access.
For example, say you have a multi-assessment workflow for candidates. For the first assessment, you want the candidate to be anonymized for all reviewer types on your team. However if that candidate passes your review stage and you invite them to the next round, you then only want their personal data to be hidden from users with the "blind reviewer" role. You can do so by using assessment specific options.