Overcoming Implicit Bias in Recruiting and Hiring

2021 Talent Conference & Expo
Attendees will learn how to reduce the impact of implicit bias and engage talent that reflects our world's rich diversity.

Recognizing unconscious bias and reducing its impact when recruiting and sourcing talent is vital for every organization seeking to succeed in today's competitive marketplace. Significant studies from Catalyst, McKinsey, and several research institutions make it clear that companies with more diversity in their workforce perform better financially than their less diverse counterparts. This interactive session will provide proven solutions participants can implement immediately to transform the effectiveness of their talent selection processes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most significant challenges organizations face related to the recruitment and selection of diverse candidates.
  • Learn to recognize and mitigate the influence of individual and institutional bias in leading candidate assessment and interviews, establishing fair and unbiased inclusion goals, and developing equitable succession planning processes.
  • Implement new skills through working on case studies highlighting barriers to recruitment and candidate selection processes.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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 www.1320thevoice.com or facebook live, every Saturday, 9:30 am EST @elliseric.

Room: Summit 220
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
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