Even with the very best of intentions, it’s difficult to prevent unconscious bias when reviewing a candidate’s job application. Hiring managers may find themselves thinking: I wouldn’t know how to pronounce that name. I’ve never heard of that university. They live in a low socio-economic part of town. They’re older than most of the team here. Organizations seeking to improve the diversity of their teams and hire the best talent cannot afford to have recruitment processes that unintentionally exclude certain segments of the talent pool. Bias can occur at every stage of the recruitment process, but the main areas to examine are the talent attraction stage, the resumé review, and the face-to-face interview.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has been awarded a $2M grant