Unconscious Bias: what is it?
Unconscious biases are stereotypes that we form about certain groups of people outside of conscious awareness. This stems from our tendency to categorize and organize social groups based on shared characteristics.
Why does Unconscious Bias happen at work?
Unconscious bias and stereotyping appear at work when making hiring, promotion and compensation-related decisions. Everything else being equal between a male and female employee, unconscious bias often leads to giving a higher compensation to the male employee.
Men are often – subconsciously – perceived as having more authority and potential, and therefore, they are given more opportunities to advance and thrive on the job.... Read More ...