How Agencies Can Fight Against Implicit Biases When Hiring

Because otherwise the problem will just get worse

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No one starts their hiring process by saying, “Today I’m going to make some biased hiring decisions.” But those decisions happen every day, and the advertising industry—despite some agencies’ best efforts—remains far too homogenous, with some groups significantly underrepresented.

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Genevieve Robles is talent experience for Forsman & Bodenfors New York.