September 21, 2017
Hiring 23 January 2017
Unbiased Hiring- Getting to the Root of the Problem
Brittanei Cain
diverse, unbiased hiring, diverse hiring

Unbiased hiring should be at the forefront of your business. Not only do you need candidates that can withstand hardships during their tenure with your company. You need people that are motivated, passionate, and ready to contribute to your company's culture.

 

When you talk about being unbiased, I don’t think many people take this into account. For example, one person may come in and be great on paper. Everyone in the office loves them and you are excited to welcome them to your team. What if that person came in the office on the first day and completely let down everyone’s expectations. They were lazy, incompetent and a terrible person to work with.

 

If you had put unbiased practices into effect, you would have weeded out this person in the first place. By hiring unbiasedly, you engage your company with the best talent, encourage current employees to stay within the company and you have the opportunity to weed out bad candidates from the beginning.

 

Now that we’ve talked about the benefits, HOW exactly to you execute this strategy of being unbiased.

 

Have you ever thought about recruiting and training potential candidates before extending an offer? Your company will explain what you need from ProSky and during that time, you will be able to come up with challenges that candidates can complete. The candidates have your hiring managers as mentors and even have ProSky team members to assist them with your challenge. This challenge is a real problem that actively needs solutions from your company. Not only will you be able to see how a candidate thinks, you will be able to understand their work ethic. How many questions do they ask at the start of the challenge? What kinds of research does the candidate do to think outside of the box? Does the candidate complete challenges within the assigned time frame. These are just a few questions to think about when you are attempting to hire someone new to your team. Yes, an interview would be nice, but you really don’t know what you are getting with a person until they actually hop on a project for your company. It is important to break down these barriers at an early stage in recruiting in order to improve overall hiring practices.

 

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