Cognitive Biases in Recruitment, Selection, and Promotion: The Risk of Subconscious Discrimination

  title={Cognitive Biases in Recruitment, Selection, and Promotion: The Risk of Subconscious Discrimination},
  author={Z. Whysall},
This chapter reviews the extant literature regarding the existence of implicit bias in key selection, recruitment, and promotion decision-making processes. It includes an analysis of the impact of stereotyping on screening of resumes, in-group bias in interviews, the impact of stereotype threat on candidate performance, and interviewer confirmation bias. This substantial body of evidence suggests that to tackle discrimination caused by implicit bias in the modern workplace, a different approach… Expand
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