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Beyond First Impressions | Reducing unconscious bias in the workplace

Studies have shown that we are drawn to the familiar - those who think, look and act like us. This isn’t always a bad thing; our brains make thousands of decisions every day – these unconscious decisions let us recognise objects and concepts to take action quickly. Unconscious bias becomes a problem when it negatively impacts on workplace culture and affects who gets hired, who gets promoted and how we measure performance.

Using success stories and best practice approaches, Beyond First Impressions: Reducing unconscious bias in the workplace aims to help organisations recognise and understand their biases. It also provides tools to ensure that systems and processes are free from bias, in turn supporting organisations to ensure greater gender equality within their workplace.

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