BIAS OF THE WEEK

Conservatism Bias​

There is research to support that unconscious bias impacts important decisions in the workplace.

For example, a hiring manager might pass over candidates without traditional qualifications even if there’s evidence to suggest they may be better suited for the position.

Conservatism bias describes when individuals maintain their existing beliefs or preferences, even after receiving contradictory information.

See the full study here :

Shenoy, V., & Kumar, M. (2021). Common biases found in the workplace: visible and invisible inequalities. Strategic HR Review, 20(5), 183-185.

Want to know more about biases?

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Just-World Hypothesis

Barnum Effect

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