The hiring process is not fair. In fact, it’s very biased. Everyone has a bias, and this impacts how they perceive people, how they approach situations, and it impacts them during the hiring and recruiting process. People tend to hire people who are like themselves. It’s one of the reasons for lack of diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
Hiring bias happens, and it can have a big impact on your company’s hiring practices if not managed and addressed. Often, most people don’t even realize they are guilty of hiring bias until it’s brought to their attention.
A hiring or recruiting bias has a significant impact on your organization. It will directly play a role in shaping your company’s organizational culture, moral compass, values, and beliefs. It will also have a huge impact on the diversity of your organization.
There are a number of types of hiring bias interviewers and hiring managers should be conscious of when interviewing and interacting with candidates:
There are a number of things companies can do to reduce bias in the hiring process. While you can’t eliminate it completely, there are things you can do to minimize its impact on your hiring decisions:
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Mary is responsible for recruitment activities within the IT space, where she works as part of a larger team to ensure that all clients are fully serviced with high quality candidates. A native Montrealer with a background in Communications from McGill University, she began her career in newspaper ad sales. She has now found her home in executive search and recruitment, where she’s able to leverage her bilingual and international experience to help her find the best candidates for her clients.