Reducing Implicit Bias in Your Talent Lifecycle

2020 Talent Virtual Experience
Explore proven solutions that transform the effectiveness of talent management/development systems.

Recognizing unconscious bias and reducing its impact will improve all phases of talent management—from recruiting candidates, to assessing and promoting leaders. Growing research shows that bias impedes merit-based talent systems; as Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School professor, says, “Biases cause us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others...which leads some of the best people managers to not recognize some of the talents, skills, and abilities of diverse employees.” This interactive session will deliver proven solutions to transform the effectiveness of talent management/development systems. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define where in your talent life cycle implicit bias may have its greatest impact, for example; talent acquisition, employment assessment, training and development, performance management, and succession planning. 

  • Learn to use a practical tool to reduce the impact of unconscious bias in the performance appraisal process. 

  • Discover how to use Systemic Dialogue to identify breakthrough solutions to talent life-cycle management challenges. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Eric Ellis


Eric Ellis is President and CEO of Integrity Development Corp. Since 1991, his firm has served businesses, law enforcement agencies, and organizations by building cultures where Diversity, Inclusion and Respect flourish, driving business results.

One of our nation’s leading strategists on Diversity & Inclusion, Eric and his firm have won numerous awards, including the State of Ohio's Minority Business of the Year, and the NAACP President’s Award. Eric is a member of the SHRM Inclusion & Diversity Expert Panel.

Eric is author of the book, Diversity Conversations, 3rd edition, and co-hosts a weekly broadcast of the same name at or facebook live, every Saturday, 9:30 am EST @elliseric.

Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
HR Expertise
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