Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Why unconscious bias matters - CBC

by Pierre Battah
Originally published: March 26, 2017
Publisher: CBC.ca

Employers, recruiters and hiring managers are continuously looking to find the best person for the job.

And though they will focus on qualifications, experience and personal suitability, their biases may well hinder their ability to make the right choices.

1. How does unconscious bias impact who gets hired and promoted?
2. What is the impact on the employer?
3. Given that we are all biased, how do well-intentioned employers make truly objective hiring decisions?
4. What steps do well-meaning hiring managers take to look beyond their own bias?
5. Are there instances where bias is helpful in hiring and promoting the right people?

Danielle, an experienced and effective hiring manager in a very competitive sector has just come to the realization that her employee selection process has been flawed from the get go.