Episode 05: Recruitment Bias Control
Recruitment biases can seriously hinder the ability for companies to attract the best talent. Joined by Gabe Gurman and Melissa Dobbin from Career Place, we tackled some of the most common biases that affect the hiring process. Melissa provided clarity on the difference between bias and discrimination and how a combination of process, technology and training can greatly improve the quality and diversity of candidates that come through the talent pool. Gabe explained what Blind Hiring was and how that approach is transforming the way business hire talent and support diversity in the workplace. We wrapped up the conversation with how candidates can reduce and manage bias in their resumes and through their engagement in the hiring process. In our ‘Truth or Myth’ segment we dissect myths about the interactions between bias, technology and people. Gabe and Melissa shared their best advice for professionals to reduce bias through starting with recognition of job needs and requirements and complement with process design and training.