Unconscious bias can be a major factor in whether a workforce is diverse. More likely than not, hiring managers impart their own hidden biases upon their hiring practices. This can be very damaging to an organization, but behavioral scientists have studied this phenomenon in the hopes of understanding it and coming up with practical solutions.
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Implicit bias is difficult to combat. The primary challenge is that people harboring implicit bias—also referred to as unconscious bias—are by definition unaware that they have such biases.
Starbucks recently closed more than 8,000 company-owned stores for one day to conduct implicit bias training in response to a viral video that showed two African-American men being arrested for trespassing at one of its Philadelphia stores. Starbucks also announced that its new training curriculum, designed by several national experts, will be available to other […]
Implicit bias is a phenomenon that is prevalent in virtually all aspects of society. It refers to the tendency of individuals to harbor certain biases or prejudices about certain groups without being consciously aware of those feelings.
If you’ve been following the news lately, you probably know that Starbucks has been in the spotlight—and not for its 2018 limited edition white chocolate mocha.
by Barbara J. Koenig Implicit bias is an unconscious preference for or an aversion to a person or a group of people. In other words, we may have an attitude toward others or stereotype them without conscious knowledge of what we’re doing. If we act in accordance with our implicit bias, we may be discriminating […]
by Dinita L. James Employment laws prohibit intentional discrimination based on race, sex, or other protected characteristics as well as practices that have a discriminatory impact if they’re not supported by business necessity. Implicit or unconscious bias isn’t technically unlawful in the workplace if it doesn’t cause an unjustified adverse impact. Yet a presidential candidate […]