Suominen wins the INDEX17 Award with its Blind Hiring recruitment process

Helsinki, Finland, 2017-04-04 13:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Suominen Corporation  Press release   4 April 2017

Suominen wins the INDEX17 Award with its Blind Hiring recruitment process

EDANA, the international nonwovens association, presented Suominen with INDEX17 Award in Sustainable Process or Management Practice category for Suominen’s pioneering Blind Hiring recruitment process that ensures equal opportunities.

INDEX17 Awards are the highest accolade for the best examples of excellence in the nonwovens industry. The Awards ceremony took place in INDEX17 exhibition on Tuesday 4 April.

“This is a great recognition not only for Suominen but most of all for responsible practices in the nonwovens industry and basically the whole working world. We are very honored and thankful for being presented with this award,” Anu Heinonen, Vice President of Corporate Communications & IR at Suominen, said after the award ceremony.

Suominen follows the Blind Hiring principle in all new recruitments, including top management, to promote diversity and to ensure equal opportunities when applying for a job at the company. As a result, the hiring manager will receive and assess candidates’ applications and resumes without any personal data on them. The masked data includes, for example, the applicant’s full name, gender, ethnicity and age. This minimizes the possibility of unconscious biases affecting the recruitment process.

Suominen successfully piloted Blind Hiring in 2015 and after that it was defined as the default recruitment approach at the company.

For more information, please contact

Anu Heinonen
Vice President, Corporate Communications & IR
tel. +358 40 723 6279

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