Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is not just about adding people of different backgrounds and abilities to your team. While that is a primary factor, DEI also plays a large role in talent acquisition and there are often many unconscious biases that make their way into the talent acquisition process before candidates even get hired. Below are the 5 most common biases we see during talent acquisition, plus how to look through the collective lens and mitigate these biases.
1. Stereotyping – forming generalizations about certain groups
Stereotyping is a well-understood concept by most, but it can be surprisingly easy