Unconscious biases are beliefs, attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which can be favorable or unfavorable, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control. In the workplace, unconscious biases can create legal liability for employers when subconscious attitudes about other people, based on protected characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, age, and appearance, form the basis for employment decisions.
In this webinar, we will explore the topic of unconscious bias, including what it is, types of biases, and how unconscious bias impacts the workplace. You will also learn how interruption and mitigation strategies can help adjust automatic patterns of thinking and lessen the negative effects of unconscious bias in the workplace.