Beating pedigree bias: why tech teams should hire for skills, not labels

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About this ebook

Pedigree bias has long plagued the recruiting landscape. All too often, hiring teams seek sameness: targeting candidates with Ivy League degrees and Fortune 500 work experience. In doing so, they perpetuate stereotypes and overlook talent that has taken the path less traveled. To beat pedigree bias, recruiters must consistently look beyond labels and hire for skills.

In this ebook, we’ll break down pedigree bias page by page: covering what it is, where it lurks, who it hurts, and—most importantly—how recruiters can combat it head-on.


  • How to identify pedigree bias 
  • Alternative strategies to promote skill-based hiring
  • Data insights from industry leaders and partnership opportunities