Monday, May 11, 2015

That is SO last week

Last week, and for several months prior, the subject of unconscious bias and its effect on the workplace got a lot of attention.  Suzanne Lucas covered the use of the phrase “digital native” as a job qualification and how it might be an indicator of age discrimination in hiring. Fast Company demonstrated how various technologies can help search for and combat unconscious bias within a company; and Nicholas Kristof asked where the brain’s “ingrained propensity for racial bias” comes from.  Google is addressing unconscious bias by seizing its big data to address its own diversity issues.  In our view, the more attention paid to the role of unconscious bias and its corrosive effects, the better.

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Posted by Kate Bischoff