Our masterclass for recruiters is designed to ensure your recruiters can and do enable a truly inclusive recruitment practice which drives diverse results. The programme is modular and can be run as a face-to-face program; or virtually as a series of 3 x 2-hour advanced webinars. A blend of both methods is also possible. Optional Action Planning and further embedding options are available.
Module one – Strategic Inclusion and Reducing Bias in Recruiting
This module ensures that the recruiters in your organisation truly understand what the impact of sustaining an inclusive recruitment process means to the success of your organisation. We help them to use visuals, storytelling and data to enable them to understand the difference between diversity and inclusion, and the impact on specific areas of your strategy (Business Development, Risk Assessment, Technological Integration, Geographical Expansion and Cultural Change).
This module not only has them understand the importance and impact, but also equips them with the knowledge and language to advocate with even the most resistant hiring managers.
Next we introduce the concept of both conscious and unconscious bias and explore their impacts on recruitment. We move the delegates beyond the simple concepts of Negative and Affinity biases to the more complex Benevolent and Intersectional biases.
This session has the recruiters recognise their own biases and gain some tips to reduce them in their role.
Module two – Mitigating Bias in the Recruiting Process
This module has the recruiters explore an end to end process. They identify the possible points in the process where bias may occur and decide how they can positively effect this.
We share the practice of “Governance Guidelines” (if appropriate to your organisation), simple actions for each stage that ensure an inclusive approach.
Finally, the process is revisited from an inclusive perspective and the points that can be harnessed to promote inclusion are identified.
Execs, Candidate feedback, Advertising might be used to promote the organisation as an inclusive enterprise to the outside world.
Module three – Bias Reduction Tools
Recruiters are often in a position where they need the hiring manager to think differently, or to take an alternative perspective during the recruitment process.
Our tools and techniques offer a practical approach that can be used whatever the hierarchy differences.
Using real situation application, the recruiters discover the step-by-step techniques and apply them in the learning situation. Through role-play and case studies, we recreate the kind of conversations they will need to have to help others overcome their biases.