Why Tackling Unconscious Bias in Hiring Practices is Important in 2020

Events during 2020 have sparked a much greater awareness of conscious and unconscious bias in society. Accusations of police brutality that resulted in riots along with a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted people of color have emphasized the importance of eliminating racial and ethnic bias in all aspects of society, including the workplace. As a result, business […]

How to Train Hiring Managers to Reduce Unconscious Bias

Given the civil unrest we have seen this year, many would agree that deeply-rooted systemic racism is still a problem in the U.S. At the same time, studies show that unemployment that resulted from the Coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted people of color. This has caused business leaders to take a hard look at how […]

How to Avoid Unconscious Bias in Hiring

The goal of recruiting is to attract the best talent and hire the best candidates. So, in theory, the hiring process is designed to eliminate unqualified candidates and identify applicants with the skills and aptitude to excel in a position. However, unconscious bias can throw a wrench into even the best hiring process. Implicit biases, […]

5 Common Unconscious Biases in Hiring And What to Do About Them

Have you ever bumped an applicant up the list because they went to a prestigious school or eliminated a candidate for wearing the wrong clothes? While we would like to think we are objective, the reality is that we are only human. Everyone is subject to implicit biases. Unfortunately, when left unchecked, biases have a […]