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Gender bias can be a legitimate basis for a lawsuit under anti-discrimination statutes. This is what I’d like to dig into and inquire more about for this blog post. Second, unconscious biases can be difficult to spot with an untrained eye. Gender bias is a preference, rational or otherwise, for or against one sex or the other. according to a study by Heidrick & Struggles, continue to be paid less than men for doing the same work. By denying women equal rights, we deny half the population a chance to live life at its fullest. UK Government Equalities Office (2019). 0000004277 00000 n trailer 0000001908 00000 n 0000003022 00000 n Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. * So if our performance or succession management processes are built on identifying these traits, we are unlikely to promote women. UK Government Equalities Office (2017). They are often cloaked in things like ‘culture fit’ or ‘experience’ or ‘low-risk’. For example, while I may be committed to increasing the representation of women on my leadership team, when I’m interviewing candidates with virtually identical resumes, I may be more likely to choose the man over the woman because, for example, he was more confident and better able to articulate his past accomplishments. This means that we tend to hire people whom we like. The good news is that there is ample research that we can draw on to guide us on this journey. 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LEGISLATION Genuine & Determining Occupational Requirement Section 37 (2) – (5) Equal Employment Act 1998; Sections 5(2)(i) & 15(1) Equal Status Act 2000 Legal Provisions for Positive Action Section 33 Equal Employment Act 1998; Sections 9 & 14 Equal Status Act 2000 Programmes for Positive Action Gender Equality in Employment Burden on Proof 0000011289 00000 n Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality by Design, Harvard University Press (2016). Back to my example above, few people that knew me, or witnessed my interview process, would assert that my decision was biased. Learn more about Ericsson and gender equality. 0000006284 00000 n 0000011217 00000 n Behavioral design offers a new solution. And typically, who are like us. 0000008522 00000 n But looking at the broader data trends, it is shameful that less than 5 percent of CEOs in the US and Europe are women, according to a study by Heidrick & Struggles,  and that women continue to be paid less than men for doing the same work. Therefore, my behavior would likely go unchecked. Bias is a systemic prejudice for, or against something or someone, based on things like stereotypes. Just think about your own upbringing and life experiences, and how they have influenced how you look at the world. Therefore, de-biasing people process helps to improve organizational decision-making, resulting in better business outcomes and increased workplace equality. And to continue my example, because I am unaware that bias is affecting my decision-making, I am left frustrated that I still can’t find more women to join my team. 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At the Ericsson Blog, we provide insight to make complex ideas on technology, innovation and business simple. And this is what we’ve committed to doing at Ericsson, with the guidance of trained behavioral scientists to help us in the early days of this journey. This research note provides a review of unconscious gender bias and its role in impeding women’s career advancement before discussing how to mitigate and overcome unconscious gender bias in the workplace. Most companies, like Ericsson, are now actively recruiting female leaders, and we are proud to have reached 32 percent female representation in our Executive leader population. It is unacceptable to imagine my daughter, Matilda, entering the workforce in the next decade to face some of the same barriers our mothers’ did 50 years ago. While conscious bias or discrimination is generally regarded as a bad thing and is often even illegal, it can often be easy to recognize and to address. 0000004839 00000 n %PDF-1.4 %���� 0 In recruitment, the oft-relied on 'fit’-based decisions result in the selection of candidates who are similar in irrelevant ways to the hiring manager, and the rejection of those with personal characteristics that are unfamiliar.