How to Avoid Unconscious Bias in Recruitment

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Unconscious bias in recruitment leads to worse outcomes for both employers and candidates. Candidates get shut out of jobs they’re best qualified for. And employers have a recruitment process that fails to predict which candidate will be most successful in the role. 

People can make biased hires because the successful candidate happened to go to a “good” school. Or bias can also be because the recruiter thought they would be “a good fit” for “the culture,” whatever that means.

Several types of unconscious bias can affect who gets hired in the role, regardless of their actual merit. Racial bias, gender

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