The Insensitivity to Base Rates bias falls underthe representative heuristic as it occurs if presented with base rate informationand specific information, the mind tends to focus on the latter and ignore thebase rate information (Dunning, Griffin, Milojkovic, & Ross,1990; Vallone, Griffin, Lin, & Ross, 1990). Within the hiring process tobetter manage the applicants who apply, I would progress candidates who meetthe requirements of 2:1 or above regardless of institution or degree subject asthis indicates they are talented individuals.
However, ignoring base rateinformation has many damning implications. I would ignore talented individualswho failed to meet the requirements but graduated from an institution where thegrading was tough, and favour less talented individuals who graduated from institutionswith lenient grading. In order to avoid this bias, I would eliminate thegrading requirements in favour of all candidates taking aptitude test to helpscreen application on an equal basis.
This would allow individuals, regardlessof their credentials, to still apply and if they pass the test(s) progress tothe next stage of the hiring process.