Recruitment strategy can make or break a company’s return on investment goals. People, in a perfect world, might get hired based solely on their skills but the reality is quite different. Unconscious bias is prevalent in every walk of life, no less in the hiring process. Bias is known to lead recruiters to make bad hiring decisions and due to this, an organization might miss the chance to hire the best talent, thus significantly reducing the chances of achieving growth and staying competitive in the market. Hiring managers, inadvertently judge a candidate based on the experiences they encounter within their professional and personal domain and form a preconceived notion about them leading to biased behaviour.
It’s imperative to have objectiveness when it comes to hiring decisions, a lack of it can undermine the efficacy of the business. Let’s rifle through some of the ways to eliminate bias in recruiting:
Biased hiring is detrimental to the business and every effort from the HR team and business management should be taken to avoid at all cost. The above-mentioned steps are a good way to instil a culture of unbiased hiring and building skill-based talent pools