Avoiding Bias Throughout the Hiring Process

by NationSearch Information on November 5, 2018

As a business owner or hiring manager, one of the most important aspects of your job when bringing new employees into the fold is to avoid bias at all times. Not only is it ethically wrong to show bias against a certain group or a particular person, doing so can put you in some legal hot water.

 

This responsibility extends to all aspects of the hiring process, including information that you find out on a resume, during the interview process, and even in a background search. Let's take a look at what you might find in each of these three areas of the hiring process and briefly discuss the types of bias that you may need to avoid.

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Topics: hiring bias, hiring process, avoid hiring bias

Eliminate Hiring Bias with a Few Simple Tweaks

by NationSearch Information on January 15, 2018

If you’re like most companies, you strive to create a fair and balanced work environment for your employees. Doing so successfully starts with the hiring process, which is why many businesses put so much time and energy into searching for applicants, providing interviews, and making a final decision. During all this, businesses always try to avoid bias -- or even the appearance of bias -- in the workplace. Not only is this simply the right thing to do, but it is necessary for the health of your business: workplace discrimination violations can have lasting effects for years, not to mention cutting the bottom line.

What hiring managers and other employees sometimes don’t realize is that hiring bias often occurs at an unconscious level. It isn’t something they set out to do. Rather, it’s just something that happens. This can, of course, get you into hot water, not to mention create an environment that is uncomfortable for both seasoned employees and new hires alike.

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Topics: Background Screening Education, hiring bias