In March of this year, Beyond launched antibias, a Chrome extension that replaces LinkedIn profile photos with a unique pattern of geometric shapes, removing any potential bias introduced by photos when reviewing job applicants.
Within two weeks, Beyond saw hundreds of installs — and that was just the beginning. Beyond are proud to announce that the tool has received an honorable mention in the social good category at Fast Company’s 2019 Innovation by Design Awards. The program highlights designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow.
The tool, which was created internally, came as an output from the company’s implicit bias training for employees, evolving from idea to functional prototype in just a few hours.
antibias encourages recruiters and hiring managers to assess candidates based purely on their credentials and achievements — not on superficial traits.
It supports more accurate assessments of applicants, and helps diversify the upper portion of the hiring funnel.
About the Innovation by Design Awards
The 2019 Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, depth of user insight, cultural impact, and business impact. This year, Fast Company is recognizing an influential and diverse group of 483 leaders in fashion, architecture, graphic design, data visualization, social good, user experience, mobility, and more
Beyond is a design company in London, San Francisco, New York, and Austin. Partnering with ambitious companies like Google, Samsung, Just Eat, Facebook, 21st Century Fox, and Warner Bros, Beyond accelerates transformative customer experiences using design, content and technology to create beautiful experiences that impact the world around us for the better around us for the better. Beyond is part of the Next Fifteen Group, an AIM listed company.