Dare to refuse CVs and cover letters
Not enough that it takes too long for the candidate to apply (and for the employers to go through the applications). In addition, the selection methods are in most cases adapted for white-collar professions with high demands on writing skills – even for roles where this knowledge is not needed.
Take store personnel as an example. Is it really reasonable that a CV and cover letter are required to even get past the first step in the recruitment process? How many qualified candidates are sifted out – or refrain from applying altogether – because they are asked for outdated documents that say very little about how they would succeed in the role if given the chance? The employer who dares to go ahead and implement a document-free recruitment process can both widen their selection of possible candidates and shorten their time to hire. Of course, this gives a real head start in the competition for competence.
CV-free recruitment also reduces the risk of people being selected due to prejudice or other irrelevant factors (such as gaps in the CV, to link back to the problem of long-term unemployment). And what employer does not want to implement an equal and open-minded recruitment?
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