When hiring new employees, you always want to look for the best of the best. However, this process takes time and a lot of effort, which you should never take for granted. This includes not letting biases influence your hiring decision.
As a recruiter, you can be biased and not even know it. Therefore, you should be extra careful not to let this get in the way. There are numerous ways to eliminate these biases, but first, you need to be aware of the biases that can negatively influence your hiring process.
Such biases can include affinity bias, attribution bias, beauty bias, confirmation bias, conformity bias and so much more. Once you are aware of these negative influences when hiring, you can work on trying to avoid them to solve your problem.
Having biases that influence your hiring can affect the diversity of your company.
Diversity helps increase productivity, promote creativeness, allow engagement, welcome new skills, and so much more. All of these can help a company grow and become successful.
Make sure that all employees come together to address this situation. The HR team can start off this process by improving their recruitment strategies.
You could do this is by trying out collaborative hiring, using artificial intelligence tools, administering skills-based assessment tools, and continuously evaluating each applicant.
It might seem like a long process, but there is nothing wrong with being meticulous when it comes to hiring.
Don’t forget to make sure everyone is open to diversity to help your company succeed and move forward.
Becoming more open to diversity is one of the steps before learning to get rid of those biases that affect your hiring decision.
Check out this infographic on how to eliminate these 16 biases that can influence your hiring decision.