We found 5 examples of racial bias in hiring. They include racial bias in job descriptions, candidate screening, interviewing, job offers, and background checks. Let’s have a look!
1. Racial Bias in Job Descriptions
Racial bias in hiring starts with the job description. Even if it is unconscious, many companies have job descriptions with racial bias.
For example, take this Software Development Engineer job description we found (this week) on Glassdoor for example. The job ad mentions “brown bag” sessions, which can be considered a racially biased term. The Brown Paper Bag Test was allegedly used in the past to