How to remove bias from the recruitment process
How to ensure your job ads attract more women – and so widen the talent pool
What is it?
This2-3 hour workshop provides an informative and interactive session to help organisations improve the diversity of their recruitment pool and appointments.
Why should you consider it?
Too often companies display an unconscious bias in their recruitment processes. They may communicate in a way that appears to assume applicants will be men. Women may feel excluded by the language and style of a job advert.
As a result, organisations may be limiting the pool of applicants. They may not be getting the best talent in the market.
The WISE approach
We will help you understand how your recruitment processes may be male-biased and identify ways in which you could achieve a wider reach.
We will provide your team with credible research and insights, tips and guidance.
We will facilitate discussion to inform your business planning, so that you leave the workshop with ideas and practical actions points for widening the scope of your recruitment and so attracting the best possible candidates.
Topics covered will include:
- Behavioural science – insights on removing bias from the recruitment process
- Gendered communication – hints and tips for female-friendly recruitment ads
- Image consciousness – how a picture can paint a thousand words
- Inclusivity – making it personal.
Attendees will be invited to take part in a number ofexercises.
Before the session, they will be asked to identify and contribute examples of recruitment advertising that they think are either good or poor practice.
During the workshop, they will discuss and test out masculine and feminine orientated language and debate the initial impression created by typical company websites and other communication channels.
After the session, they will be invited to complete the Wise Inclusivity Profile and reflect on how they might change their own personal behaviour as a champion of inclusivity.
Price £1500 + VAT (includes travel expenses)