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.”
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