11 Apr Minimize Unconscious Bias In Your Hiring Process With These 13 Tips
Minimize Unconscious Bias In Your Hiring Process With These 13 Tips
Despite today’s progressive society, unconscious biases are still an issue in the modern workplace. While you might have sincere intentions to be neutral and fair, these biases often creep into everyday decision-making, especially when it comes to a business’ hiring process.
It’s important to recognize and develop strategies to overcome your subconscious beliefs and preferences if you want to create a truly diverse and inclusive team. We asked members of Forbes Coaches Council to identify ways companies can remove unconscious bias from their hiring processes. Their best answers are below.
1. Acknowledge And Accept Your Biases
To be able to recognize our biases, we must first be willing to own the fact that we have them. Refusing to admit that we have biases holds us back. The first step companies can take to remove unconscious bias is to allow space for the biases. While this sounds counterproductive, understanding that we all have them and releasing the judgment allows us to work through them more easily. – Brooke Schultz, Brooke Schultz LLC
2. Reflect On Your Personal Preferences And Thought Processes
I recommend companies implement coaching techniques for their hiring and recruiting professionals with powerful, provocative questions such as these: “What types of people relate best to you? What types of people do you prefer to interact with?” Professionals can also reﬂect internally to self-manage and challenge bias by asking questions like, “Does the applicant remind me of someone I know?” – La’Wana Harris, La’Wana Harris Inc.
To find out more go to: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2019/04/09/minimize-unconscious-bias-in-your-hiring-process-with-these-13-tips/#60901d70541a