Unconscious bias has long been considered a major problem when it comes to recruitment, which can also hinder an organisation’s chances of achieving better diversity. This type of stereotyping occurs when we use our own experiences to make a quick judgement on an individual or group, something that often occurs in the hiring process.
And it seems recruiters believe that this type of thinking is a problem in the industry. For example, in a poll carried out by Agency Central of its network of recruitment leaders, 96% claimed that unconscious bias is a problem, while more than a third said it was a ‘big problem’ in recruitment.
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