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United Kingdom Ranked As One Of The Most Racial Discriminating Countries In The Hiring Process

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As it turns out, when it comes to the hiring process, the United Kingdom has just ranked as one of the most racial and ethnic discriminating countries around the globe. France has been ranked No. 1 on the list of the nine nations studied for the level of discrimination shown during the entire recruitment process, that’s according to a new study out by the Northwestern University.

Sweden placed second on the list, followed by the United Kingdom at No. 3.

Canada took the No. 4 spot, followed by Belgium (No.5) and Norway (No.6). The United States (No.7), the Netherlands (No.8), and Germany (No.9) had relatively lower levels of discrimination.

The study took data from 97 field experiments looking at the hiring process in nine countries. A variety of resumes (200,000 job applications) with the same qualifications and different names were sent to a variety of employers during this study.

Sociology professor Lincoln Quillian, who led the study, and his team measured discrimination by calculating the percentage of interview callbacks for applicants with names that signalled non-white race or ethnicity and those that signalled white ethnicity.

Surprisingly, this study also shows that non-white applicants throughout the UK are less likely to get callbacks, despite their same qualifications.

While many of the resumes that were sent in with ‘White Names’ received callbacks.

Unfortunately, resumes that were sent in with the same qualifications but a ‘Non-White Name’ often did not receive the same attention.

Surprisingly, the United Kingdom was ranked as more discriminatory than the U.S. when it comes to the hiring process.

In fact, the United States was ranked as one of the best countries when it came to being non-discriminatory in the workplace.

Most Racial Discriminating Countries In The Hiring Process

  1. France
  2. Sweden
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Canada
  5. Belgium
  6. Norway
  7. United States
  8. Netherlands
  9. Germany

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Sophie Ireland

Sophie Ireland

Contributors Editor
Sophie Ireland is the Contributors Editor at for CEOWORLD magazine, where she covers hiring trends, money, the future of work, and lists and rankings, and all things related to professional success for readers. She has ten years of experience in research, spanning market research, data analytics, macroeconomics, and financial services. She can be reached on email You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.