Debiasing systems

Managing bias across the talent lifecycle

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Research shows bias exists in every corner of an organisation, including hiring, performance, evaluations, meetings, sponsorship, promotion and pay.

Left unchecked, bias can shape a company or industry’s culture and norms.

Identifying bias and developing mitigation strategies is critical to create inclusive, diverse, and equitable organisations.

The map below shows common types of bias and how it manifests across the talent lifecycle. While the explicit focus of this interactive map is gender bias, biases are not gendered by nature. Unconscious racism, ageism, ableism and sexism impacts all people within an organisation.

Follow the path in the map to see how common forms of bias materialise across the talent lifecycle. The map may be used to spark a conversation about organisational bias and steps to disrupt and mitigate.