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Montage Announces New Solution to Reduce Unconscious Bias in Hiring Process

Press Release from Montage

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Montage, the single solution to engage, interview and hire better candidates faster, today announced the addition of the Unbiased Candidate Review, enabled by the Montage Intelligent Recruiting Assistant, (Mira). This solution provides organizations with the capability to reduce the inherent unconscious bias and discrimination they may unintentionally exhibit when vetting and interviewing candidates during the hiring process.

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Montage's interviewing technology platform is configured to extend candidate reach, reduce bias and mitigate risk. Its newest advancement uses AI to help hiring managers, recruiters or any interview reviewer drive even more consistency into their candidate review and selection process. Each second, an individual receives approximately 11 million pieces of information, but the human brain can only consciously process about 40 pieces per second. To cope with this information overload during the interview process, hiring managers make decisions without even consciously thinking about them. These quick judgments are influenced by background, culture, environment and personal experiences. During interviews and hiring, individuals have the potential to make decisions based on opinions they've formed about different groups or sets of people, often without realizing it. This introduces unconscious bias into the hiring process. Montage's Unbiased Candidate Review aims to alleviate this industry-wide challenge by adding new capabilities to its on-demand voice and video interviewing solutions.

Today's modern candidate expects a fast, transparent and easy hiring experience. The Unbiased Candidate Review solution provides even greater candidate transparency. Candidates will be informed of how the hiring experience works, and the solution allows them to submit their on-demand interviews when it's most convenient for them. When the interviews are completed, a notification will be sent. The candidate's identity and voice is concealed until after the hiring manager enters feedback and a yes or no decision to advance the candidate is recorded in the platform.

"By leveraging the Unbiased Candidate Review, our clients are better equipped to prioritize improving diversity within their organizations," said Andy Bonk, Founder and Senior Product Manager at Montage. "There are things that you can infer from a zip code, from an area code, from a name. Our solution provides the flexibility to remove all of the identifiable information that could elicit unconscious bias."

Montage developed the Unbiased Candidate Review solution in response to how organizations are prioritizing not only diversity and inclusion, but also the candidate experience in the workplace. According to recent research from Montage, increasing diversity is the second most important initiative for talent acquisition leaders this year, with candidate experience taking the top priority.

"Montage has always been focused not only on delivering the better candidate experience, but also on forever transforming the hiring experience. Our approach to innovation reflects our vision and focus. The ability for organizations to use our Unbiased Candidate Review solution to further reduce bias in the interview experience is transformative," said Kurt Heikkinen, President and CEO of Montage.

Montage accelerates hiring decisions and caters to the needs and expectations of the modern candidate. Montage has introduced several artificial intelligence-enabled solutions in recent years, and Mira represents the company's collective approach to AI. To learn more about Mira, visit https://engage.montagetalent.com/mira. If you're at the HR Technology Conference and Exposition this week, be sure to check out Montage at Booth #1339 to learn more about how Montage's platform and partnerships deliver measurable results and a superior candidate experience.

About Montage
Montage is the single solution to engage, interview and hire better candidates, faster. We partner with many of the world's most well-respected brands, including 100 of the Fortune 500, to create the high-tech, high-touch hiring experience the modern candidate expects. As the pioneer of purpose-built video interviewing, our proprietary technology integrates seamlessly with enterprise needs for reliability, scalability, compliance and security. We are committed to market driven-innovation, incorporating applicable science and data in our solutions to speed the process and improve the predictability of talent acquisition. Our commitment to superior client service and support is unique in the industry. We help each and every client at every stage of our partnership because we sincerely want them to succeed – and believe in building relationships for the long term. A privately held company, Montage is headquartered in Wisconsin and located on the web at www.montagetalent.com.

We deploy a speech to text technology to transcribe the interview answers and a text to speech technology to provide a consistent voice for every on-demand video and voice interview.

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