Improve, then use, name-blind recruitment to boost Senate staff diversity: committee
By Charelle EvelynJul. 4, 2018
A pilot project that found no signs of bias in hiring visible minorities to the public service was ‘stretching it,’ says Senate Diversity Subcommittee chair Sen. Mobina Jaffer.
Getting the Senate administration to the workforce availability benchmark for women and minority groups isn’t good enough, says Liberal Sen. Mobina Jaffer, chair of an Internal Economy Committee group studying diversity among Senate staff. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
A name-blind recruitment project could help improve Senate staff diversity, but only if done properly, according to the head of a Senate group studying employment equity in the Upper Chamber’s administration.
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