The old adage "actions speak louder than words. Healthy inclusive company cultures have to be built; they do not just appear one day. It all comes down to a culture of respect. It is founded in action including exhibiting an honest interest in and appreciation of others’ perspectives, knowledge, and skills.
How does your company ensure diverse voices are heard?
Are you over-focusing on "cultural-fit" while hiring?
Are managers honestly reflecting on their own Similarity Bias (Ingroup bias) or Projection Bias?
Are your managers making subjective assessments of a candidate’s ability to deliver results?
"Hiring bias is hiding beneath the cloak of company culture."
A misguided hiring strategy will impact a culture of respect.
In HR, we probe beneath the surface of people and their résumés.
Paul Spiegelman says it very well.
"More often than not, your gut guides you to hire people who are similar to you, which can lead to a homogeneous culture: people with similar backgrounds who think and act in similar ways".
Contact us to chat about work culture and inclusive hiring strategies.