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When bias hurts profits

Researchers have long known that bias can have an impact on hiring, but a new Harvard study suggests that it may also affect workplace …

Segregated Schools Are Stifling Students of Color

The American education system needs change–that’s one thing that most of us can agree on. Even as Betsy DeVos reveals her lack of experience and …

America’s white working class is nothing like the stereotypes we’ve been told. Trust me, I’m part of it

The 2016 election saw the creation of many different narratives, including the idea that the white working class is some sort of mythical, salt-of-the-earth, oppressed group that hails mostly from the countryside and believes America has left it behind. Factually inaccurate and personally …

To Address Gender Bias at Your Company, Start with Teams

In the past decade organizations have invested significant resources to try to address the gender gap in senior management. But these efforts aren’t really working. Women account for just 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs and fewer than 15% of corporate executives at top companies worldwide. The only area …

Evidence That Minorities Perform Worse Under Biased Managers

There is a growing body of research showing that minorities face bias in the job application process. When identical resumes — one with the name Emily and one with the name Lakisha, for example — are sent to job openings, Emily’s resume gets substantially more callbacks. And even with the same …

How to Stop Unconscious Bias Before It Starts, Against the People You Hire

Research shows that candidates who are different from an otherwise homogenous group of finalists stand little chance of getting hired, even if they are the most qualified.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Shortly after Jason Thibeault became a recruiter, he told me, he …

Asian Names On Resumes In Canada Less Likely To Get Callbacks Than Anglo Names: Report

Greg Johnson could have an edge over Xuiying Zhang.<p>If you have an Asian-sounding name, the job hunt might be a bit more challenging in Canada.<p>A Canadian study released last week revealed that those with names like “Xuiying Zhang” and “Samir Sharma” have a smaller chance of nabbing a job interview …

Programming while black will cost you $10,000 in salary

Racial discrimination may be alive and well in the technology industry.<p>The online hiring platform Hired released its 2017 State of Salaries report today (Feb. 9). The San Francisco-based company has a database of 280,000 interview requests and job offers for 45,000 engineers and technologists on …

Women Are Less Likely to Apply for Executive Roles If They’ve Been Rejected Before

Although women make up 40% of the global workforce, they hold only 24% of senior management roles around the world — a figure that has not changed significantly over the past decade. Of chief executive officers of S&P 500 firms, only about 5% are women. Why aren’t more talented women moving up? …

This Job Platform Designed By A 26-Year-Old Informs Managers Of Their Bias

WayUp helps hiring managers spot unconscious bias and break out of their recruiting ruts.<p>There are plenty of recruiting tools that aim to tackle the persistent “pipeline” problem that the tech industry in particular often cites as a reason they can’t find diverse candidates who are qualified for …

3 Ways to Eliminate Bias in Your Hiring Process

It's time you take the bias out of your hiring funnel.<p>Just a few days ago, American businesses protested recent White House policies about immigrants by closing their doors for the day for A Day Without Immigrants.<p>For these businesses, it was a demonstration of the important role immigrants play in …