6 Ways to Avoid Age Bias in Your Job Descriptions

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U.S. Employers paid $240 million in age bias lawsuits since 2000, according to a survey by GoodJobsFirst.org. Note: Most age discrimination lawsuits relate to The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) which forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. It does not protect workers under the age of 40, although some states… Read more »

New Study Shows Gender Bias Against Women for “Brainy” Jobs

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Women are less likely seen as good candidates if the job mentions a high degree of intellectual ability, according to a new study. In 3 tests, published in the journal American Psychologist, more than 1,150 participants were asked to refer individuals for a job. Half of the participants were told that the job description required… Read more »

7 Examples of Unconscious Bias in Job Descriptions

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The examples of unconscious bias in job descriptions are rampant. I’ve included 7 of them below. The bad news: your job postings likely have some bias. The good news: it’s easily fixed. What is unconscious bias? An easy definition of unconscious bias is when you unintentionally exclude (and often offend) someone. Unconscious bias in job… Read more »