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HR Series: Implicit Bias in Hiring

HR Series: Implicit Bias in Hiring Online

Workshop Description

In Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People, Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald write, “A quarter century ago, most psychologists believed that human behavior was primarily guided by conscious thoughts and feelings. Nowadays the majority will readily agree that much of human judgment and behavior is produced with little conscious thought.”  To hire a more diverse workforce, we must take account of the ways our biases can show up, even when we have the best of intentions. Through participatory activities, this workshop will explore the research on implicit bias and stereotype threat as it relates to the hiring process. Participants will learn and practice practical strategies for countering implicit bias on a personal and organizational level.

Learning Objectives

Participants will…

  1. Better understand the role of implicit bias as it relates to hiring a diverse workforce.
  2. Increase awareness of the impact of stereotypes and stereotype threat in interviews.
  3. Learn strategies for countering implicit bias on a personal and organizational level throughout the hiring process.

Intended Audience: This workshop is intended for current managers and supervisors.

Please note, these workshops are intended to be informational only and are for staff currently in management or supervisory roles.  If you have specific HR questions, please talk with your organization or municipality’s human resources department.

About the Instructor: Caprice Hollins, Psy.D. is co-founder of Cultures Connecting. She received a B.A. in psychology from Seattle University and M.A. and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology―LA. She became licensed in Washington State in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience studying and working with ethnically diverse populations. Her experience includes opening and Directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools. Dr. Hollins spent 20 years at the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology where she was an Affiliate Professor in the Counseling Department. She is the co-author, with Ilsa Govan, of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race

Thursday, July 7, 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Virtual Workshop
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
   Leadership & Management  
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NOTE: only one attendee per registration, please. 

Event Organizer

Terry McQuown

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