#WorkTrends Recap: Diminishing Unconscious Bias in Hiring

Today’s #WorkTrends show addressed the topic of how to diminish unconscious bias in hiring–a topic that constantly plagues HR departments.

Every day, unconscious biases influence hiring decisions. This issue undercuts the culture and success of many companies, from start-ups to Fortune 500s.

According to our guest, author Gail Tolstoi-Miller, companies must build awareness of the biases that take place in the recruitment and hiring processes and take action. We discussed the reality that organizations need to implement formal, on-going training for people in decision-making functions, and she also shared how to combat and diminish bias throughout the hiring process.

Some of the other things we discussed included:

  • Concrete examples of what unconscious bias looks like
  • Tips on how employers can eliminate bias in their recruiting and hiring processes
  • What prospective candidates can do if they sense bias is occurring

It was a lively #WorkTrends podcast and Twitter conversation. Participants had a lot to share about their thoughts and personal experiences regarding unconscious bias. This show had a little bit of something for everyone.

Want to learn more? Listen to the recording and check out the highlights below:

The TalentCulture #WorkTrends Show is all new on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Join TalentCulture #WorkTrends Host Meghan M. Biro, as she talks about the current state of workplace mentors with knowledgeable guests Jonathan Segal, a partner in Duane Morris’ Employment Group, and Sue Meisinger, a columnist for HRExecutive Online, consultant and speaker on HR leadership issues.

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