Applied Academy

Learn everything you need to know to de-bias and data-proof your recruitment. Improve diversity, accuracy and retention - all with a hiring process candidates genuinely love.

Hire with purpose, supported by science.


Make D&I Goals Reality

We'll provide you with all the know-how you need to build a de-biased, inclusive recruitment process

Use the Most Predictive Assessments

Identify the best possible people for the job using research-backed, proven assessments that directly test for skills

Turn Your Hiring into a Science

Forget gut instinct. Use data to make bias-free, informed hiring decisions and report on both diversity and quality of hire

Build an ethical, empirical hiring process

What you’ll learn:

  • The science behind unconscious bias and how it affects hiring
  • How to de-bias your screening process 
  • How to run inclusive interviews and ask only the most predictive questions
  • How to data-proof your process to prove you’re hiring the best talent on the market


Who is this for?

  • Heads of People/Talent
  • Recruitment Managers
  • Hiring Managers
  • Talent Acquisition Professionals 

Transform your hiring, for good

By removing bias from the hiring process and using behavioural science-approved assessments, organizations using this process tend to see:

🧲 Up to 4x attraction and selection of ethnically diverse candidates

⏰ 3x as many suitable candidates - less time reviewing unsuitable applicants

😄 96% retention rate after one year by matching candidates with their perfect role

⭐️ 9/10 average candidate experience rating including unsuccessful applicants 

About Applied

Born out of the UK Government’s Behavioural Insights Team, Applied is the essential platform for debiased hiring. Purpose-built to make hiring empirical and ethical, our platform uses anonymised applications and skill-based assessments to find talent that would otherwise have been overlooked.

Research over resumes. Skills over credentials. Science over status quo. We’re fighting systemic inequality, one candidate at a time.

Say hi to your tutors below...

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Khyati Sundaram


Tech entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience in financial management and product management. Worked with, JP Morgan, Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Kate Glazebrook

Co-founder & Chair

Kate was Principal Advisor and Head of Growth and Equality at the Behavioural Insights Team. She has a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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WuQing Hipsh

Community Lead

Is a passionate teacher, artist, and facilitator, now running the Applied Community. She has always focused on social change, and using design to create a more equitable society. 

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Patrick White

Head of Sales

Patrick has worked for over 6 years as a recruiter, from executive search to running graduate schemes. He has recruited hundreds of people, and is now committed to debiased hiring.