Unconscious bias affects every recruitment process. With more understanding of our innate prejudices, how are we able to implement strategies to mitigate its influence on hiring decisions?
What is unconscious bias?
Unconscious biases are prejudices we have but are unaware of. They are mental shortcuts based on social norms and stereotypes. Biases can be based on skin colour, gender, age, height, weight, marital and parental status, “foreign” accents or even where someone went to school / university.
To understand more about unconscious bias, please see below our latest white paper, ‘Understanding Unconscious Bias’, which highlights how humans can unconsciously register biases and what strategies we can use to mitigate this.