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To reduce gender bias in hiring, make your shortlist longer

Lucas, Brian J., Giurge, Laura ORCID: 0000-0002-7974-391X, Berry, Zachariah and Chugh, Dolly (2021) To reduce gender bias in hiring, make your shortlist longer. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012

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Progress toward gender equity in certain industries and in leadership roles has been gradual. Next time you make an informal shortlist, particularly for a leadership position or a job in a male-dominated role, take some extra time to extend your initial list. The authors’ research shows that adding a few more candidates can increase the gender diversity of your shortlist and reduce the odds that you’ll dismiss qualified female candidates simply because male candidates come to mind first. This intervention is one way to make the informal recruitment process less prone to both systemic and implicit bias.

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Additional Information: © 2021 Harvard Business School Publishing
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 12:21
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:37

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