Seeking Fairness: How Implicit Biases Can Undermine Today’s Companies

21 March 2017
Reed Smith New York, 599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022


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Recent findings in experimental social psychology have demonstrated the existence of “implicit biases”—attitudes and stereotypes that we are neither aware of nor necessarily endorse. This concept is increasingly being used to analyze the sufficiency of companies’ workplace policies.

This program will survey the science of implicit biases with emphasis on real-world consequences within companies. It will also provide potential responses in terms of improving assessment (e.g., initial hiring, performance evaluations), investment (e.g., work allocation, mentoring), and environment (e.g., debiasing, institutional messaging); and reducing potential legal exposure. The learning objectives include greater awareness of implicit biases and how to counter them across all types of businesses.

This event is taking place in the Reed Smith New York office. To register, please click here.

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