Hiring Biases

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Three strategic steps you can take to reduce bias during candidate screening

Overcoming bias in the screening stage requires not just the right technology but an overall strategy as well. Here are three strategic steps you can take to reduce bias during candidate screening. 1) Identify If a Bias Exists During the Screening Stage Identify if a bias exists in your candidate screening by comparing the demographics of the … Continue reading

Recruiting – Are you biased?

Are you biased? Consider these sobering stats and see if any hold true for you: Pedigree: For a 2016 study of law firm hiring bias, a male’s résumé that subtly signaled privilege–sailing and classical music as hobbies–received nearly four times as many callbacks as ones that didn’t. Source: American Sociological Review Gender: In one study, … Continue reading

Hiring Biases – The 3 biggest unconscious decisions

We spoke with Madan Pillutla, Ph.D., a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School who studies trust and fairness in interpersonal interactions, about the three biggest unconscious biases in hiring decisions. 1. We gravitate toward people who are similar to us. According to the similarity-attraction hypothesis, we tend to like people who are similar … Continue reading

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