3 Steps for Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work

3 Steps for Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work

What you don’t know about implicit bias can hurt you—and your company. This form of prejudice, which is also known as unconscious bias, occurs when individuals make judgments at least partially influenced by gender, race or other prohibited factors without realizing they have done so, usually based on societal stereotypes or their own personal experiences.

For example, if you hire someone because you implicitly have a more favorable association with him or her, such as when you are similar in age, you may be unwittingly discriminating against those who are different from you. That can pose a very real legal risk. 

The question is what to do about it. How do you address something you don’t even know might be happening?

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NCWIT Checklist for reducing unconscious bias in job descriptions

NCWIT Checklist for reducing unconscious bias in job descriptions

It’s Never Been More Important for Big Companies to Listen to Local Communities

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