Implicit bias is the silent killer of diversity—and you may not even realize it’s happening. Our unconscious attitudes toward people, or the stereotypes we associate with them form our implicit biases. Your hiring team or your management could be harboring negative associations towards other groups and stopping them from entering the workplace without even realizing it.
So how do we stop implicit bias? It is important to educate your workforce that implicit bias exists, and that they should be actively questioning the assumptions they make about people every day. When your workforce has been trained to spot implicit bias it’s much easier to stop it from getting in the way of a diverse and harmonious team.
If you would like to train your team on diversity and implicit bias awareness, contact us for a free, 30-minute consultation with an employment lawyer.