Combating bias: What really works

This series, we delve in to the topic of bias, exploring recent controversy over unconscious bias training and taking a look at what really works to reduce bias and create more fair and inclusive workplaces.

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Unconscious bias training: a closer look at the evidence

Monday 19th July, 9:15 — 10:00 BST

Over recent years there has been much talk about whether unconscious bias training really works. In this webinar, Dr Jo Kandola explores what evidence there is to support unconscious bias training and what this means for organisations going forward.

Inclusive selection and onboarding: Tackling bias in recruitment

Tuesday 20th July, 9:15 — 10:00 BST

The first opportunity to get inclusion right is in the recruitment process. However, organisations often overlook this step and make decisions which make inclusion at other stages of the employee life cycle very difficult. In this webinar, Bailey Bell explores three core aspects of inclusive selection, including: the barriers to attracting a diverse talent pool and how to overcome these. Finally, we explore the crucial onboarding process.

Moving the dial: how to increase racial diversity in recruitment for business-critical roles

Wednesday 21st July, 9:15 — 10:00 BST

Drawing on our work with NATS (National Air Traffic Services) in developing a new selection process for Trainee Air Traffic Controllers, James Meachin will show how Pearn Kandola and NATS achieved an almost four-fold increase in Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic pass rates from 3.4% to 13.2%. James will outline the changes that made the biggest difference to diversity outcomes, key learnings, and recommendations for how other organisations can make a step-change in selecting diverse talent.

The key to increasing inclusion

Thursday 22nd July, 9:15 — 10:00 BST

James Meachin, a partner at Pearn Kandola, will show how our unconscious expectations place invisible but very real limits on what minority individuals are ‘allowed’ to do at work and how this impacts inclusion and progression. Drawing on cognitive research, he will outline how we, individually, can increase inclusion using the ABCD model to ‘unlock’ the invisible limits that we all place on others.

Cultivating greater compassion towards ourselves and others

Friday 23rd July, 9:15 — 10:00 BST

Now more than ever, we have need for greater compassion in our workplaces; both towards each other and for ourselves. If you are constantly receiving signals that you are not ‘good enough’, these messages can easily become internalised. If you have not personally experienced discrimination, it is easy to miss the impact it is having on those around you. In this session, Jonathan Taylor and Tracey Moggeridge will be exploring what we mean by a ‘compassionate workplace’ and why this is essential for our own and others’ mental health. Bringing the concepts of ‘compassion towards others’ and ‘self-compassion’, we will discuss practical steps you can take to change your relationship with others, and with yourself.

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