Gender bias, often unconsciously, plays a major role in hiring and leads to irrational decisions about who gets hired or not.
Whether we like it or not, biases are a part of human nature – they help us simplify the complexities of daily life. We all generalize, make associations, have unintentional attitudes, and believe in certain stereotypes.
Today, we will talk about how hiring people based on their gender is a common bias. We’ll look at how it affects things, see some examples, and learn ways to stop it from happening in the hiring process.
What is gender bias?