What is Implicit Bias and How Can it Impact Your Hiring?
Name: What is Implicit Bias and How Can it Impact Your Hiring?
Date: June 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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Despite the constant flow of headlines about harassment in American workplaces, many employers are working behind the scenes to increase diversity and educate employees on respect and inclusion. Implicit bias - the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions without our conscious knowledge - has thus become a “hot topic,” with many companies devoting full- or multi-day sessions to raising awareness of individual biases, providing tools to manage and prevent such biases from impacting workplaces and workplace decisions. This seminar will briefly explore implicit bias, particularly related to the hiring process, and conduct a short mock interview, which will explore the types of biases that may arise based on a candidate’s presentation and specific characteristics. The goal is to raise awareness of the role and impact of implicit bias, even at the early stages of the employment relationship.
Kelly Ann Bird, Director, Gibbons Employment & Labor Law Department; Leader, Gibbons Workplace Training Academy
Ms. Bird counsels employers on employment and human resources issues, presents workplace training programs, conducts and assists in investigations, and litigates as necessary in these areas. Her clients range from small, family-owned businesses, hospitals, and higher education institutions to regional based companies with thousands of employees. She represents her clients in proceedings in federal and state courts, and state and federal civil rights agencies, as well as arbitrations and mediations.
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Peter Flägel, Director, Gibbons Corporate Department; Administrative Director, Gibbons German Practice
Mr. Flägel is a member of the Corporate Department and has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. He counsels corporations and individuals on the acquisition and sale of companies and business lines through mergers, auctions, bankruptcy sales, and management and leveraged buy-outs.|
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