Ready, Set, Recruit: Reviewing Resumes and Unconscious Bias

Arin N. Reeves
July 2014

Eliminate the unconscious biases when reviewing resumes.

The bad news: in the past few years several groundbreaking studies have demonstrated the extent to which unconscious bias can impact how we recruit and who we hire regardless of our conscious commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The good news: Once we recognize that unconscious biases creep into our recruiting and hiring practices without our knowledge, we can tweak our practices with simple changes that can reduce the impact of bias on recruiting and hiring decisions.