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FADA welcomes positive interim results of the pilot project ’depersonalised application procedures’

September 10th 2011

The pilot project involving the anonymous processing of 4,000 job applications tests different methods of depersonalisation and analyses feedback from both staff recruitment personnel and applicants.

The pilot project involving the anonymous processing of 4,000 job applications tests different methods of depersonalisation and analyses feedback from both staff recruitment personnel and applicants.

The FADA welcomes the positive interim result of the pilot project ’Depersonalised Application Procedures’. Further information about this pilot project can be found here.

During the past six months more than 4,000 applications have been processed anomymously at the participating enterprises and institutions. Altogether 111 of these vacancies were filled via the depersonalised procedure. Five enterprises and three public employees are taking part in the nationwide first pilot project on depersonalised application procedures.

These results show that staff recruitment personnel have provided a positive feedback. It seems that the absence of some of the personal data in application documents was not considered to be a problem. On the whole, the new focus on qualifications was assessed positively. Moreover the feedback gathered from applicants is encouraging.

According to the FADA, the results of the interim analysis confirmed their position that depersonalised application procedures can also be implemented in Germany, in spite of its very traditional application culture. However the FADA stresses that the depersonalised application procedures should remain a voluntary option.

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