Biases in your hiring process impact the diversity of your workforce. These conscious or unconscious beliefs cause certain candidates to be hired rather than others who may be more successful in a role.
Your employees’ diversity impacts their creativity, innovation, and productivity. This affects your company’s bottom line, reputation, and competitive edge.
As a result, taking steps to reduce biases in hiring is in your best interest. The following suggestions can help.
Train your hiring team on unconscious biases. This includes unfairly treating a candidate because of their race, skin color, or national origin. It also involves bringing aboard a candidate because their background, beliefs, and interests are similar to the decision-makers’.
Your job descriptions need to be as inclusive as possible to increase diversity in your candidate pools.
Testing for the necessary IT skills lets you compare candidates based on their performance rather than personal characteristics. This indicates whether a candidate would be successful with your company.
Ask the same questions in the same order for the candidates interviewing for a role. This provides an objective foundation to evaluate candidates.
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