Recruiters are human beings. That means they’re prone to human weaknesses. Unconscious bias is one of them. Even if you don’t realize it (hence the term “unconscious” bias), biases can be affecting your decision-making when considering job candidates.
Unfortunately, unconscious bias is unavoidable. Everyone experiences it to some degree. Luckily, there are steps you can take to ensure it doesn’t cause you to overlook qualified job applicants. They include the following: