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Suominen's Blind Hiring recruitment process nominated for INDEX17 Award

Suominen follows the Blind Hiring principle in all new recruitments, including top management, to promote equality.

1st March 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Helsinki

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

Suominen, a leading supplier of nonwovens, has been nominated for INDEX17 Award in Sustainable Process or Management Practice category by EDANA, the international nonwovens association. Suominen earned the nomination with its pioneering Blind Hiring recruitment process designed to ensure equal opportunities.

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. According to the company, this minimises the possibility of unconscious biases affecting the recruitment process.

Blind Hiring

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

INDEX17 Awards are the highest accolade for the best examples of excellence in the nonwovens industry. The Awards ceremony will take place in INDEX17 exhibition, on the EDANA stand on 4 April.

Suominen

Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes as well as for medical and hygiene products. The end products made of Suominen’s nonwovens include wet wipes, feminine care products and swabs, for instance. Suominen is the market leader in nonwovens for wipes and employs approximately 600 people in Europe and in the Americas.

www.suominen.fi

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