Bias in Hiring

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Heard On University Of The Air

If you give sample groups identical resumes from John Smith, Jane Smith, and Jamal Smith, why are they much more likely to interview and hire John Smith? How does our unconscious bias also make us less likely to hire someone who is obese or has a foreign accent? Eve Fine and Jennifer Sheridan, researchers from UW’s Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute, talk about minimizing bias in hiring, and why good intentions are not enough.

Episode Credits

  • Emily Auerbach Host
  • Dr. Eve Fine Guest
  • Dr. Jennifer Sheridan Guest

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