Strategies for Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Talent Management Decisions

2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Learn practical examples of how unconscious bias can play out in the workplace in your everyday interactions and communications, and how bias can impact your talent management decisions.

Repeated from Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Everyone has bias. It's a part of the human make-up. But when left unchecked, biases can have a negative impact in every area of talent management decisions. This session will give an overview of how biases play out in the workplace and how they impact your decision-making, particularly in the realms of talent acquisition, talent development and performance management.  You will learn how to:

·         Define what unconscious bias is and identify how it is developed and internalized.

·         Describe how the unconscious mind works (fast brain and slow brain), and how our background and
          schemas shape our world view.

·         Determine how unconscious bias affects decision-making in talent acquisition and performance management.


·         Describe ways to mitigate the negative impacts of unconscious bias in our decision-making.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Shirley Davis, SHRM-SCP


Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP, President of SDS Global Enterprises, a global workforce solutions firm, is an award-winning Human Resources expert, with over 30 years of business experience in a variety of senior executive roles for several Fortune 100 companies, as well as her last role of Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion for the Society for Human Resource Management. She’s also a best-selling author of 5 books, serves on the National Speakers Association and the NSA Foundation Boards, and the Make A Wish Foundation Board. She is a popular facilitator for eight LinkedIn Learning leadership courses.



Northern Hemisphere E3&4
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
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