Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. In a workplace setting, unawareness of bias can lead to incorrect, inappropriate, and even unlawful decisions about hiring, performance management, promotion, and termination. Raising awareness of unconscious bias can be a significant step in advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Disarming unconscious bias in the workplace can lead to better, smarter interviewing practices. Behavioral interviewing is a technique used to assess a candidate’s past behavior as a predictor of future success. It is important to understand proper preparation for a behavioral interview, best techniques for employee selection, and lawful considerations when interviewing.
Who should attend?
Leaders of all levels, HR professionals, hiring managers, and recruiters.
What will be covered?
• Understanding unconscious bias and its impact
• Tools to increase awareness of unconscious bias
• Interviewing trends and tips
• Behavioral interview preparation, conduction, evaluation, and follow-up
• Measuring and evaluating hiring efforts
Our presenters for the day, Margaret Andreeff Matejkovic, Esq., and Nada Djordjevich, will speak on unconscious bias and behavioral interviewing, respectively.
Meg’s practice is exclusively dedicated to providing practical human resource counseling services to employers. Her expertise includes workplace investigations, professional development, employment and HR documents, and HR audits.
Nada is an Adjunct Facilitator with ERC, where she provides performance improvement, instructional design, and facilitation solutions to leading organizations. Nada works with clients to implement employee and leadership training.