Whether we acknowledge it or not, hiring bias is part of our daily lives and adversely affects many more than it should. It’s common knowledge that many of our biases are implicit — we don’t realise we are acting in a biased way. What’s more, there’s evidence to suggest that attending training specifically to raise awareness of unconscious bias can even have negative effects. When it’s difficult to change our own thinking and instincts, one acknowledged way towards fairer outcomes is to design better systems for hiring.

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