Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

3 Simple Steps for HR Pros

Ready to tackle unconscious bias and create a more inclusive workplace? 

MyPeopleClub has got you covered with three easy steps. In this blog, we’ll guide you through simple actions to address bias, fostering a friendly and inclusive environment. 

Step 1: Raise Awareness:

Get the conversation started! I know I’m back to banging the communication is key drum (again!) but that is why it’s so important! Educating your team about unconscious bias can be done through many different channels including engaging workshops or videos. Encourage open discussions within your teams at all levels for self-reflection and sharing experiences.

Step 2: Review Policies and Procedures:

I know it sounds very HR of me to bang on about policies and procedures!!  An important step non the less is to ensure fairness and equality! I’m talking deep dive in, you’ll want to scrutinise recruitment, hiring, and performance evaluation processes. Test, test, and test again by implementing blind resumes, diverse interview panels, and clear evaluation criteria. Trust me when I say this will show up any discrepancies you have in your organisation pretty quickly!

Step 3: Foster Inclusion:

Lead by example! Isn’t that what we do best in HR anyway?! Demonstrate inclusive behaviour and don’t be afraid to challenge biases you see or come across. Encourage continuous learning from all areas and levels of the business, this can be through workshops and provide resources for personal growth.

Following these three simple steps can support you to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and empowered. 

I know getting started can be the hardest step and that’s why if you head on over to our platform, you’ll find plenty of template policies that are ready to download and use, there’s also a whole section on communication styles, and management and leadership development. Find-Out-More

Let’s build a brighter and more inclusive future together!

Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace