The Lack Of Diversity In Tech Is A Cultural Issue
It has been a commonly held belief that the gender gap in tech is primarily a pipeline issue; that there are simply not enough girls studying math and science.The reality is that gender and racial bias is so ubiquitous in the technology industry that it forces talented female and minority employees to leave. Companies can hire more minorities and women but without addressing this critical issue, they will not experience improvement in diversity.
Who, What, Why: What is name-blind recruitment?
Companies are removing names from application forms to remove "unconscious bias" against black and ethnic minority students. Why?
How unconscious bias impacts IT recruiting and hiring
Organizations have made great strides tackling overt discrimination and creating more inclusive working environments. But what's harder to identify, and harder to change, are unconscious biases that have an equally detrimental effect on recruiting and hiring, as well as the everyday work environment.
Unconscious bias: are you guilty of blocking the talent pipeline?
A man stood in the L’Enfant Plaza metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin. It was a cold, January rush hour morning. Over a period of 45 minutes, he played six Bach pieces. Only seven people stopped to listen. 27 gave him money but continued to walk. He collected $32 in tips. When he finished playing and silence fell, no one noticed.
There’s a new platform for tech companies to manage unconscious bias – TechCrunch
Unconscious biases can play a role in what type of people get hired, promoted and fired in the workplace. Unfortunately, we all have unconscious biases. Though, some have more problematic (racist and/or sexist) ones than others. That’s why diversity consulting startup Paradigm and HR platform…
Blind recruitment: How the ABS broke its unconscious bias
Research shows that unconscious bias is common when it comes to hiring practices. So the Australian Bureau of Statistics decided to overhaul its recruitment process, concealing some of the applicants' details from the selection panel. The results were revealing.
Anonymous recruitment aims to stamp out bias, but can it prevent discrimination?
Victoria Police, Australia Post and Ernst & Young have signed up for a new recruitment program that strips out gender, age and cultural details