Discrimination in the Workplace – 5 Practical Ways to Minimize Selection Bias in Your Recruiting Process

Topic: Recruiting

When it comes to recruiting and hiring, managers need to find ways to simplify and standardize the process, while at the same time avoiding unconscious racism, ageism, and sexism. So, what are the steps you can take to recognize and reduce these biases in your company? Where should you start? And how can you help others on your team do the same?

Managers should implement strategies that can help minimize the selection bias:

  • Understand what hiring prejudices are.

  • Write specific job descriptions with no biased language.

  • Ensure the focus is on the candidate’s specific qualifications and talents.

  • Give a work sample test and use online skills selection tools.

  • Standardize interviews.

  • Keep diversity and equality as a top priority.

eSkill has been providing online skills selection tools and advice to organizations since 2003. Over 4,000 clients including Zappos, GE, Coca Cola Bottling, Paychex, and FedEx have used eSkill to deploy customized online skills tests mapped to their job requirements and have tested millions of candidates without legal challenge.

This new white paper presents five practical ways to minimize selection bias in your company and help eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Download the whitepaper here.

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