Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Unconscious biases are reinforced by the environments we grow up in and past experiences in our life. We could unknowingly be discriminating against people based on factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and class. Remember--this doesn’t mean you aren’t a good person. However, it is necessary to address the existence of this phenomenon, and recognize the way our unconscious minds think. Here are 3 benefits of defying the unconscious bias in the workplace.

Hiring process

Employers may sometimes find themselves comparing candidates based on factors that are unrelated to their qualifications. Often, these biases are conscious and deliberate. However, it’s possible that some people unintentionally associate groups to individuals. It’s natural to avoid people that would impede on the company’s growth, but it’s important to view each candidate objectively, and to prevent the unconscious bias from negatively affecting your decision-making. Addressing your unconscious bias may allow you to create a more diverse and balanced workplace.   

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