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How To Reduce Bias In Your Recruitment Process

Recruitment bias is something that every hiring team suffers from. While achieving zero bias is almost impossible, the key here is to constantly identify your recruiting team’s biases and work on them.

So, here are the 3 most common biases that your team may be suffering from and how to remove them.

Diversity Bias

The common aspect of hiring only based on skills can lead to severe diversity bias. By transforming your hiring process to a collaborative approach, you can ensure that your team includes a diverse set of decision makers. This will help build inclusivity from the ground up, right from framing the job descriptions to finally hiring the right candidates.

Preset Interviews

Many hiring teams do not use an interview template. Rather, they tend to take a different approach for every candidate. This can once again lead to bias, as there is no common marker to compare the different candidates. The hiring team should always have a set template of questions to ask every candidate so that there is equality in the process, and also ask questions beyond the template if required.

Basing Your Hiring On A Previous Employee

When it comes to replacing an employee, one can easily get caught in the web of looking for the exact same set of skills and attitude. But this will once again lead to a bias. You should always hire with a blank slate, and don’t let experiences of past employees rule your judgment. Creating a fair process also means ensuring that every applicant gets a fair trial.

There are many more biases that can exist within your organization. What do you think are some of the common hiring biases that exist in your industry? Let us know in the comments!




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