Course Outcomes

This web-based inclusive interviewing course will:

  • Define inclusive interviewing and explain its value as a tool for rapidly hiring diverse talent.
  • Explain tactics for overcoming bias.
  • Outline steps for creating an equitable interview experience.
  • Suggest methods for promoting the importance of inclusive interviewing.

Course Overview

As organizations continue to examine workplace diversity and realize that it is a must-have, not a nice-to-have component in the modern workplace, they have become more conscious and deliberate about the interview process.

This instructor-led course introduces methods for creating a culture within the interview panel that drives an inclusive interview experience.

The program examines how mindset and the brain’s biology affect objectivity and the ability to make unbiased decisions. It also explores how changing one’s perspective along with deliberate adherence to bias interrupters can improve a person’s ability to value and embrace the skills, abilities, and experiences of diverse talent.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Give thoughtful attention as to how underrepresented groups experience the interview process.
  • Discuss three parts of the brain and how each affects listening and understanding.
  • Apply tactics for “calming the lizard” and “managing the monkey.”
  • Practice techniques for interrupting bias.
  • Develop questions for managing up when confronting bias displayed by those in positions of greater authority.
  • Follow guidelines for creating an impartial interview process.
  • Discuss methods of displaying the authenticity of the organization and its commitment to valuing its employees’ diversity.
  • Honor diversity when acquiring, growing, and retaining a wide range of talent.
  • Initiate a plan to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion in the interview process.

Program Modules

  • From Start to Finish: Perspectives on the Interview Experience
  • Brain Basics: Biology and Bias
  • Managing Up, Managing Sideways: Confronting Assumptions and Partiality
  • Flattening the Curve: Building a Neutral Process
  • Spreading the Word: Promoting the Practice

By the end of this web-based program, participants should recognize the steps they can take to reduce bias and other interviewing roadblocks that eliminate good talent.