Making assumptions about peoples competence based on gender, ethnicity, voice, education or appearance. This is unconscious bias and for a company, it can be the difference between making a good hire and making a bad one.
But how can we prevent unconscious bias within the hiring process if we are not even aware of it? While there is unconscious bias training, it is quite a complex process and there are still questions to the validity of this kind of ‘sensitivity training’. Continue reading