KFC UK & Ireland is to introduce blind recruitment, a policy which removes identifying details from a CV to ensure no unconscious bias occurs during the hiring process.

The UK and Ireland division of the Yum Brands group is now using blind recruitment for all store vacancies.

Unconscious or implicit biases are stereotypes that are automatic, unintentional, ingrained and able to influence behaviour.

Blind recruitment shields those hiring from details which could indicate the ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality of the candidate.

It helps the hiring team evaluate people on their skills and experience instead of factors that can lead to biased decisions.