Option One:Hiring for “fit” vs. hiring for “inclusion”
The article below is from https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/t… second to last paragraph below is a point that I feel is relevant and valid based on my experience both in and out of the Navy.
“The bottom line, said Hugh Blane, president of Claris Consulting in Normandy Park, Wash., is that HR leaders and hiring managers “can’t and shouldn’t” attempt to balance fit and inclusion. Instead, he suggested, “what can be done is create a culture that welcomes and fosters strategic diversity–diversity in thoughts, experiences and expertise–to get higher results.”
The reality is that human nature and a desire to be liked has most, if not all, of us tending to “like” people who are similar to us in background, personality, even appearance.This can extend to evaluating candidates’ qualifications.For that reason, it’s important that we be aware of our own potential for bias.
Please comment on the article and whether you agree or disagree and explain why.Discuss whether you have seen this in your experience or know someone that would fit this criteria either as a job applicant or the hiring manager.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s stated mission is to stop and remedy unlawful employment discrimination. With a sizable federal budget, they will process thousands of cases against private and public-sector firms.Some forms of employment discrimination violating Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act are making selections based on race, religion, gender, and controversy surrounding Affirmative Action regulations.
Attached is one of the most eye opening and enlightening PowerPoint presentations given by Dr. Timmerman to explain Affirmative Action.After reading the slides and points made address whether seeing this presentation changed your opinion on whether Affirmative Action has outlived its purpose and be sure to explain why or why not.
***please choose one of the options and cite and reference any sources used