There aren’t many business leaders today who would admit to being swayed by bias. However, even the most open-minded leaders can be influenced by unconscious biases of their own or those of others.
Every company today understands the benefits of building a diverse team. Before they can, however, company leaders must understand what kind of unconscious biases exist among senior leadership, HR staff, hiring managers and even a candidate’s potential teammates. Then, they need to find ways to overcome these biases—particularly during the hunt for new talent.
Here, 16 professionals from Forbes Coaches Council recommend some important steps that every company can take to remove unconscious bias from the hiring process.
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