NCWIT Checklist for reducing unconscious bias in job descriptions
Use the following checklist to identify bias in job advertisements and descriptions.
- Does the description contain an imbalance of masculine or feminine-associated language (e.g., language such as “high-powered,” “results-driven,” “action-oriented,” “people person”)?
- Are all of the criteria listed necessary for doing this job well? For example, do you list as “required” certain programming languages or certain skills that could actually be learned on the job? Are some of the criteria really preferred and not required?
Click here for the full list from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)