Disability and unconscious bias

HR Review recently published an article on unconscious bias in the workplace, including statistics from research company Scope:

  • Two thirds (67%) of the British public feels uncomfortable talking to disabled people.
  • Over a third (36%) of people tend to think of disabled people as not asproductive as everyone else.

These are high numbers - and numbers that groups like the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) are working hard to combat. ENEI's findings have shown that unconscious bias tends to be stronger toward disabled people than toward any other social group. ENEI recommends a number of actions to be taken by organisations, not the least of which is measuring unconscious bias in recruiters and other key decision-makers.

Unconscious bias is an increasingly important topic, and Hogrefe's Implicitly is the only commercially-available assessment of unconscious bias that links implicit bias to the likelihood of real-world behaviours. This makes it doubly valuable - both in a team development context, as well as part of organisational audits and development programmes.

To speak with us about unconscious bias and Implicity, please contact us via phone (01865 797920) or email (marketing@hogrefe.co.uk).

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