How these biases may affect a hiring decision are highlighted in the third instalment of Finding Talent, a training video by TRIEC that follows the fictional experiences of MetroCan Technologies as it considers hiring a skilled immigrant named Tarek.
In this chapter, the hiring manager presents his notion of “organizational fit,” while the HR professional addresses discrimination based on accent.
Tips for Employers:
- It is valuable to reassess the notion of “organizational fit,” to define what it means and to explore whether it excludes groups of potential candidates.
- Cultural values may create unconscious and conscious biases in hiring.
- Discriminating against someone because they have an accent is against the law.