3 Examples of Subtle Bias [in Job Descriptions]

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Subtle bias in job descriptions is more common than you think. And it deters diverse candidates from applying for your jobs. So what is it?

Subtle bias is hidden. It’s a:

“discrete prejudice or preference toward a certain group, person, or thing that can drive one’s decisions and actions.” 

(source: AnnualsReviews.org)

It’s also another word for implicit or unconscious bias.

Here are 3 examples of subtle bias I find most often when editing job descriptions in Text Analyzer:

1. Subtle Gender Bias

Here’s a job description with 83% masculine-coded words. But, the subtle gender bias in this JD is

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