It’s human nature to have unconscious bias, and we all do. Yet, it could be problematic if you want to hire a diverse team for your business.
A substantial number of studies demonstrate how biased and unfair the recruiting process is. Unconscious sexism, ageism, and racism have a significant impact on who is hired. Yet, there are actions you may take to identify and minimize these biases. What should you do first? And how can you support your teammates in doing the same? Strengthscape’s insightful Webinar on Combating Bias Diversity Hiring is the first step you can take in the direction of understanding bias and actively reducing its impact on hiring decisions.
Unconscious bias occurs during the hiring process when you make assumptions about prospects based only on initial impressions. You might be more impacted than you realize by a candidate’s name, location, or résumé photo even in the early stages of hiring. In other words, unconscious prejudice uses characteristics unrelated to the job to affect your choice, either favorably or unfavorably.
Unconscious biases influence selection and rejection decisions in diversity hiring causing us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others. These biased decisions eventually shape the culture of the organization. Managers must consider a wide range of options for streamlining and standardizing the hiring process to reduce the impact of biases if they are to succeed in this talent battle.
In this webinar, you will learn the value of hiring people from diverse backgrounds as well as the subtleties of hiring biases and how they work. The webinar seeks to improve self-awareness, our unconscious prejudice, and strategies for overcoming it in the broader context of diversity hiring.
Why Should You Attend?
- Identify the benefits of Diversity Hiring
- Learn about the various unconscious hiring prejudices that exist
- Create strategies to reduce prejudices and advance diversity hiring
Who Should Attend?
- Talent Acquisition Experts
- Human Resources Professionals
- Managers and Team Leaders
- Organizational Development Professionals
- Learning and Development Experts
- Trainers & Facilitators
Creating a safe and equitable workplace starts with hiring. Even if we sincerely want to enhance our diversity hiring process, unconscious bias still persists. Whilst we may not be able to entirely eliminate our unconscious prejudice, we can always begin by attempting to understand how it influences our hiring decisions. In the end, we’ll be more aware of it when it does occur.