The EssentialSkillz Unconscious Bias eLearning course describes what unconscious bias is and how it can influence behaviour both inside and outside the workplace. For example, it can lead to poor decisions in recruitment, training, performance evaluation and promotion. On a wider scale, it reduces employee morale, increases turnover, and has rippling effects on families, communities and economies. And if bias relates to a protected characteristic under the Equality Act, it can be considered discrimination.
The Unconscious Bias course outlines common types of unconscious bias, helping you to identify biases you or others in your workplace might have. It covers different types of unconscious bias, such as the halo effect, horns effect, confirmation bias, beauty bias, affinity bias, conformity bias, gender bias, and name bias, using examples and scenarios.
While it can be difficult to change how we naturally respond to a person or situation, with the right mindset and knowledge of different techniques, we can work towards combating our unconscious bias and making more conscious and objective decisions. The course outlines practical techniques that you and others can use, and what to do if you notice yourself or someone else being biased. Recognising and managing unconscious bias is one step towards promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in wider society.
Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Unconscious Bias eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.