A noble goal. Interesting to read what Lindsay Grenawalt at Cockroach Labs noted on their first round of interviewing with bias-reduction techniques.
Some of the initial feedback was that the interview felt cold and there wasn’t the opportunity for the interviewer or the candidate to truly engage with one another.
Prepping the candidate that the focus of the interview is on skills required for the job, helps prepare them for this. Without a resume, we only ask candidates about work, not their history. Candidates can steer the conversation to their strengths, and answer in their own time.