Friday, December 8, 2017

Third of managers not trained in how to avoid unconscious bias - THE HR DIRECTOR

by Alex Fleming
Originally published: December 7, 2017

New research has found that 39 percent  of UK hiring managers have not received training in unconscious bias best-practice as part of the recruitment process in their current company. Contributor Alex Fleming, President of General Staffing, The Adecco Group UK and Ireland.

This is despite the largest number of respondents (26 percent ) thinking that having regular training would be the most effective way to eliminate unconscious bias as part of the recruitment process, followed by 17 percent  who think that removing age from CVs would have the biggest impact.

The research also revealed that two years since then prime minister, David Cameron, launched a pledge to tackle discrimination by recruiting on a ‘name blind’ basis, over half (65 percent ) of UK organisations are still not using blind CVs.