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How Hidden Bias Can Stop You Getting Job


The following is an excerpt from Tiffanie Wen | August 7, 2018 | BBC.com |

Today, there are few arguments that can be made against having a diverse, multicultural workforce. Women are as good as men, disabilities shouldn’t hold employees back and race has no impact on a person’s ability to perform a job.

Indeed, research has shown that diverse groups can be better at making decisions than homogenous ones. Management consulting firm McKinsey has even shown for example, that companies that rank high on gender, racial or ethnic diversity benefit from financial returns that are above national industry medians.

Despite this, minorities and members of underrepresented communities continue to be discriminated against when it comes to hiring.

But, in many cases, employers may not even be aware of how unintended biases influence who they hire. Here we look at where these biases can come from, how they creep into the hiring process and some strategies for fighting them.

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