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Ways to remove unconscious bias from the recruitment process

Ways to remove unconscious bias from the recruitment process

By Diversity and Inclusion, Recruitment, Talent Management

We need to discuss the elephant in the HR room: unconscious bias. According to research, 79% of HR professionals believe that unconscious bias exists in the recruitment process. But what exactly is this, and how can we ensure it doesn’t sneak into our decision–making when hiring new team members? In short, unconscious bias is a preference or judgement towards something or someone without conscious awareness. In the workplace, this could refer to certain qualities an employee or candidate possesses, or social categories such as race, gender or disability.  The difficulty lies in the concept name. If it’s ‘unconscious’, how are…

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Three ways to attract talent in an employee-driven market

Three ways to attract talent in an employee-driven market

By Recruitment, Talent Management

Three ways to attract talent in an employee-driven market With job vacancies still peaking, and not enough talent to fill roles, it’s fair to say that the employment market is now driven by candidates. The pandemic marked an important turning point where employees were given more power and, in turn, were able to become more selective about their job requirements.  It’s no longer just about salary. People know what they want from an employer and are willing to shop around until they find it – from flexible working arrangements and unlimited holiday allowance to company incentives and fun socials.  So,…

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Tips for conducting interviews over Zoom

Tips for conducting interviews over Zoom

By Employee Management, Employee Relations, Employee Retention, Recruitment

With online video platforms such as Zoom, conducting interviews is easier than ever. Not only does this video platform reduce the costs of recruiting new employees, but it also adds increased flexibility and allows organisations to interview candidates from a wider talent pool.  Now, as with any face-to-face interview, recruiters must do adequate preparation to ensure they conduct these online video interviews in a professional manner. This may leave you wondering what preparation you could possibly need to do besides putting together some questions for the candidates.  Well, it turns out there’s a lot you can do. Through this guide,…

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Workplace diversity through recruitment: A step-by-step checklist to inclusive hiring in 2022

By HR News, HR Software, Natural HR, Recruitment

In today’s world, many HR teams will be working towards having a diverse workplace, but you can’t have diversity without inclusion, much like you can’t have strawberries without cream or Ant without Dec. For HR teams, creating an atmosphere that welcomes all individuals and encourages equal engagement and representation is necessary to build a diverse team and a modern and enjoyable workplace culture. In recent years there has been a real drive in the UK to push for equality, to the point that employers are setting quotas around gender, BAME, disability, and even sexuality. In the workplace of today, there…

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What exactly is blind recruitment? 6 steps to implement 2021’s hottest HR trend into your business

By HR News, HR Software, Natural HR, Recruitment

Over the past few years, one of the biggest challenges facing HR teams has been addressing the unconscious bias that can be presented against possible new employees. As a result, the HR sector has developed several new recruitment methods to combat this workplace trait. One such method is called blind recruitment, but what exactly is it? Blind recruitment introduces changes to the entire recruitment process, from writing the job description to conducting first-stage interviews and onboarding. Its implementation into the recruitment process will help minimise a range of biases, some that you may not even be aware of, ranging from…

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