Name-blind recruitment and your Business Compact

MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for your response to my question 2017/2114. Will the use of name-blind recruitment be included in your 'Business Compact' set of recommended standards for employers? If you don't plan to include it initially, will it be considered for inclusion after the results of your review of the impact of name-blind recruitment within the GLA group is complete?



Answer for Name-blind recruitment and your Business Compact

Answer for Name-blind recruitment and your Business Compact

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On 4th July, I initiated a consultation on the Good Work Standard.

The Good Work Standard (formerly known as the business compact) presents a new opportunity to create a city-wide approach to shaping the future of its workforce and responding to the challenges this presents. I believe it will help to make London a great place to work and promote the kinds of employment practices that will help to make this vision a reality, such as fair pay and the London Living Wage, excellent working conditions and diversity in the workplace.

It is important that the development of the Good Work Standard is informed through consultation and that is why I am seeking views from a range of stakeholders to make sure that we are focussed on the right goals and objectives.

The Good Work Standard is likely to include a pledge to encourage diversity in the workplace.  However, the detail of this will be informed by the consultation responses and further discussions with stakeholders.

As indicated in my response to MQ 2017/2114, I will be reviewing the impact of introducing name-blind recruitment within the GLA. If this review demonstrates positive outcomes, I will look at how I can best influence other employers to adopt the policy and whether it should form part of the measures included in the Good Work Standard.