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Applied is a platform developed by the Behavioural Insights Team and Nesta which aims to make recruitment smart, fair and easy.

Mental shortcuts often help us to make quick decisions in a busy world, but in the context of recruitment, they can perpetuate race, gender, and socioeconomic inequality.

​We surveyed the evidence, and decided that maybe technology could do a lot of the heavy lifting.

So we built Applied, the team’s first digital platform.

Applied is a web platform designed using behavioural science to help ​​organisations find the best candidates based on their talents.

Applied has also been built to ease the administrative burdens of recruitment, helping HR managers to concentrate on the parts of the process that really matter.

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