Unconscious Bias in recruitment training

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In-house training

  • Face-to-face (Half or full day for <15 people)
  • Live virtual (3hrs for <15 people)
  • Conferences and events (<500 people)
  • Webinar (1hr for <1000 people)
  • With or without actors
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Unconscious Bias in Recruitment

There are numerous studies reporting the impact of unconscious bias on recruitment and selection.

Bias in recruitment manifests because of unfamiliar ‘sounding’ names, judgements based on people’s physical appearance, a person having a firm or weak handshake, or a person’s gender (to name just a few!). As a result, organisations are missing out on great talent, inadvertently encouraging some candidates through micro inequities and affinity bias or discouraging or disregarding others without even realising.

By raising awareness of bias from unconscious to conscious levels and providing simple yet effective guidelines, we can equip recruiters with the awareness and skills to manage the recruitment process fairly and objectively.