Elite Business – How we can limit the impact of unconscious bias on recruitment

Elite Business – How we can limit the impact of unconscious bias on recruitment

By Teresa Boughey - June 2019 Imagine being in the office and hearing: “This is going to be a fantastic candidate – they’ve got a first degree from a very prestigious educational establishment.” Or how about “Oh, they don’t look like our normal customers?” Maybe you see yourself walking through the corridors of your workplace and catch this little nugget from a conference room: “I just knew from the moment I saw the shiny shoes and sharp suit, that’s what a partner looks like.” What about someone saying: “I’m not sure about her, she looks, well, different in some way. What do...
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U is for Unconscious Bias

U is for Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias training and women in leadership programs are all important components of an inclusive learning strategy. However, they should not be the only elements. Research has shown that when unconscious bias training is a stand-alone programme it actually causes individuals to have their awareness raised about their potential unconscious biases. If you then provide little support or direction, in terms of what to do as a result of these feelings, you could even be in danger of this being reinforced. (more…)...
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