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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Training is often about conveying knowledge from one person or group to another, and that is reflected in the evaluation techniques often used when training—for example, written tests to discern the amount of knowledge retained.
Last week, we reported on the recent training Starbucks offered its employees and the benefits to proactive versus reactionary training. Today we’ll focus on what Starbucks employees thought about this training.
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.
Earlier this year in April, two black men were arrested in a Starbucks in Pennsylvania. A Starbucks employee had called the police, claiming that the two men were loitering without paying for anything, and the two men stated that they were waiting for someone else to arrive.
Starbucks employees all over the country are set to examine unconscious bias in training classes later this month, but the incident that led to the company’s decision to conduct the training has sparked discussions among many more employers.
Company scandals have been filling the headlines lately. As a result, jobseekers are more concerned about a company’s values. They want to work for an employer that aligns with what they believe is just and right.
Research and studies indicate that members of the LGBTQ community, racial minorities, women, individuals who practice different religions, and those who have a disability still experience workplace discrimination. Here’s how you can inspire a more inclusive company culture that works toward dispelling as many instances of discrimination in the workplace as possible.
Bias continues to be a big topic in diversity and inclusion, but there is more to culture change and changing mind-set than taking a test on bias. While understanding bias is one key to diversity and inclusion practices and behaviors, it can be used as a buzz word, “trend or flavor of the month,” or […]
Despite a strategy to promote an inclusive culture in your organization, unconscious bias could be undermining your efforts. That is why some companies proactively address unconscious bias through training. Take Praxair, Inc. This global industrial gas company worked with a third-party training vendor in Fall 2014 to create content for “Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusion,” […]