Have you ever met someone and your first impression of them proved to be completely wrong? Or maybe someone told you they misjudged you when they met you? Unconscious biases are social stereotypes regarding groups of people that individuals develop without their conscious awareness. They are usually developed through personal experiences, as well as through popular forms of media such as books, movies, and television. These biases may exist toward people of various races, ethnic groups, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical abilities and more. Interestingly, unconscious bias can be positive as well as negative.
Unconscious bias in the workplace can potentially impact recruitment decisions and employee development and appraisal, impairing diversity and retention rates, as well as promoting a disconnected culture. It impacts on the employee experience for all by bringing down morale and making some individuals feel alienated.
This e-learning course aims to help you move from unconscious bias to conscious inclusion using a range of engaging activities, quizzes, and videos.
The course has been designed for employees at all levels, and it will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete.
- Provide you with an introduction to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- Explore what unconscious bias is and the different types of bias and how they can be identified in a workplace setting.
- Recognise the impact of negative micro-behaviours, micro-aggressions, and micro-inequities, and how they contribute to a hostile work environment.
- Recognise how unconscious bias affects people and behaviour, and how you can overcome the effects and prevent inequalities in the workplace.
- Identify how unconscious bias can impact the workplace and measure your own bias using the Harvard Implicit Association Test.
- Give you top tips for managing bias and action planning, using rational motivations for making changes and providing ways to take the learning forward into the real world.
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