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Using AI and skills based hiring to remove bias so teams can hire the best candidates

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Khyati Sundaram

CEO at Applied

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters London, England, United Kingdom
Applied is the essential platform for de-biased hiring. Our research and data driven methodology is built with purpose: surface the best candidates, remove flawed signifiers, and mitigate systemic inequities, taking the guesswork out of company growth. By anonymizing applications, leveraging a skills-based methodology, and building transparency and analytics into every step of the process, Applied's platform surfaces vital talent that would otherwise be missed. Pushing back against conventional wisdoms and accepted practices with a smarter way, Applied rearchitects hiring processes, applies research over resumes, science over the status quo, insights over gut instincts, and skills over credentials. Organizations that alter the way they hire, not only discover the very best candidates, they help usher in a world where everyone feels a sense of inclusion, equity, and belonging.

Notable Achievements

  • Applied has been used for more than 350,000 applications and 8,000 candidates have been hired.
  • Revenue doubled in 2020, in spite of COVID-19.
  • 45% of tech roles are filled by women vs. the UK Industry average of 30%, similar for people from under-represented ethnicities.

Currently Operating in 16 Regions

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