SHRM Survey Reveals Pervasiveness of Unconscious Bias

posted on Mon, Dec 11 2017 3:56 pm by Shirley Engelmeier

Recently, Roy Maurer covered a SHRM survey of recruiters that revealed some interesting insights into differences between male and female recruiters in terms of how they evaluate candidates coming in for job interviews. The survey questioned 831 recruiters in the United States on their thoughts regarding recruiting and looked for evidence of hiring bias, among other trends. The results yield some interesting and important insights about how we are all impacted—in ways we may not even be consciously aware of—by those we interact with. Whether hiring, or simply interacting with, others it’s important to keep the potential for unconscious bias top-of-mind.

Here's what the survey results reveal.

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