The hiring process is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. But when the resumes start coming in, people often stick to what they know and pick their favourites. They play it safe knowing what they like, thinking that familiarity will tick all the boxes the same as it did before. But what if a Turkish Delight could actually fit the role better than another Cadbury Milk? And what about that Cherry Ripe? You can’t know what each has to offer unless you give them a try,
Unconscious bias stops us from trying that new chocolate type and has also been called out as one of the main reasons for inhibiting workplace diversity. So, what are some of the strategies businesses have explored to increase diversity in the workplace?