May 19, 2020Read More
As stated in last week’s post, Hidden Biases That Affect the Hiring Process, the unconscious hiring bias of recruiters can affect the hiring process, making companies less diverse and less likely to succeed in the long run. Clearly, these biases need to be found and addressed so that recruiters are actually putting the best candidates forward from here on out.
Unconscious hiring biases form along with first impressions, so you need to remember to keep an open mind and to question your preconceived notions. Everyone ends up making assumptions about others, not just recruiters, but most people don’t have the power to influence how well a company does. Remember to think twice before making judgment calls and to let first impressions change.
Still not sure how to overcome those assumptions and hidden biases? Here are some helpful ideas for every step of the hiring process.
During the interview:
After the interview:
Outside of the hiring process:
All of these changes are beneficial to both yourself and the company since unconscious biases inhibit diversity in the workforce. Remember, diversity leads to dynamic problem-solving and better decision-making since it helps to develop a better, more well-rounded team. So, keep an open mind and try to notice any biases you may have and then correct them!