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The Influence of Unconscious Bias on Hiring and Selection Processes

From the 2022 Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (Recorded January 15, 2022)
Presented by Denise Williams, PhD
In this interactive presentation, we will consider how unconscious bias can influence important decision-making processes in the area of hiring and selection. We will also discuss how we can practice more conscious awareness in assessing our selection and hiring workflows to mitigate unintended effects of bias in the hiring process, with special attention to our current hiring context and the virtual interviewing environment.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to
  1. Explore the current context in which we are making important decisions related to workforce hiring.
  2. Identify how common human biases can inadvertently and negatively influence hiring-related decisions.
  3. Practice more conscious awareness during hiring processes to mitigate undesired influence of bias on decision-making.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General/Admin will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.


This basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.