Mitigating Bias in Recruitment
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (‘DEI’) has never been higher on the business agenda. While organisations appreciate that DEI is both a moral and a business imperative and key to their future success, and many candidates now place diversity at the top of their list when evaluating potential employers, barriers still stand in the way of attracting and hiring diverse talent.
To make meaningful change, it is crucial to address bias, both in our people and our processes. To transform their approach to hiring, recruiters, interviewers and hiring managers need awareness and practical skills and approaches.
Our workshop for recruiters, interviewers and hiring managers is highly engaging and interactive. We take a deep dive into some of the challenges and barriers to increasing diversity in hiring - from application to onboarding, with a strong focus on practical steps to de-biasing our processes and understanding how to mitigate the biases that cloud our judgement and impair our decisions.
This workshop is relevant to all colleagues, of any seniority.
Increased understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion as business imperatives
Familiarisation with the job advert pitfalls that deter diverse talent from applying
Increased awareness of the impact of bias on our judgement and decision making
Understanding how to interrupt and mitigate the biases that frequently come into play during selection, interview and hiring decisions
Familiarisation with best practice inclusive attraction and selection strategies
Awareness of the importance of objective criteria when assessing applicants and interviewees
Evidence on the value of diversity from the standpoint of people, clients, brand and performance
Inclusive job adverts: interactive discussion, highlighting the pitfalls that deter diverse talent from applying - from coded-language to unnecessary requirements - and how to avoid them
Interactive discussion on the factors influencing our bias, and the impact of bias on judgement and hiring decisions
A quick fire overview, based on relatable scenarios, of biases that come into play during screening, interviewing and hiring
Best practice inclusive selection and shortlisting strategies
Practical ways to mitigate / interrupt bias to ensure fair and objective selection and hiring decisions
Participants share an action or learning point they are taking away.
Inclusive Group will work with you to understand the context for your workshop. This involves a 20-minute discovery call where we explore:
The background and ‘cultural norms’ of this topic in your organisation
An overview of the participant group(s)
Scenarios or examples relevant to your organisation that we can use during the workshop
Anything else pertaining to the successful delivery of the workshop
Virtual delivery via Inclusive Group Zoom or your own platform
In-person delivery at your office or offsite venue (travel expenses will apply)
Suitable for up to 25 participants
Customisation of workshop content is available (design fee will apply)
Please contact us to discuss how this workshop will complement your current EDI activity
Talk to us about our additional learning tools, such as nudges, videos and podcasts, to deepen and extend your participants’ understanding and application of this topic.