Hiring bias has existed since recruiting for jobs began. Some bias was out-and-out discrimination, i.e., the refusal to hire people of color, women, veterans, people with disabilities and so on. Laws now exist to prevent and penalize discrimination in the hiring process but unconscious bias is tougher to eliminate.
What is Unconscious Bias?
Unconscious bias or implicit bias is prejudice or unsupported judgment for or against another person that isn’t deliberate. Researchers suggest that unconscious bias occurs automatically due to the brain making quick judgments based on past experiences and background. These experiences include how we were brought up and