In a poll of 14,000 technology workers, including nearly 4,000 recruiters, from 131 countries by candidate assessment platform CoderPad, 65% of respondents said bias is an issue in tech recruitment.
Meanwhile, in a survey of 2,030 workers aged 18 to 28 by academic publishing firm Wiley, half (50%) of respondents left or wanted to leave a tech or IT job "because the company culture made them feel unwelcome or uncomfortable."
Of the 270 tech business leaders polled, 68% said there was a lack of diversity in their tech workforce.
However, 42% of respondents to the CoderPad survey said their companies have moved to a skills-based assessment in the hiring process.
Other solutions being undertaken to reduce recruiting bias include implementing equal pay and proactively sourcing diverse candidates.
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