If your company values diversity, equity and inclusion, diverse hiring panels are a must-have. A diverse hiring panel includes interviewers of different backgrounds and orientations. Not only are they good for business, but they also can help mitigate bias during the hiring process.
“We are drawn to people who are similar to us,” says Bethany Whitted, People & Learning Consultant at Titus Talent Strategies, an organization that provides recruiting and leadership training. “We’re drawn to the familiar. Whether we like to admit it or not, that’s at play. Diversifying your interview panel is a means of minimizing that familiarity bias.”
Almost 90% of candidates from underrepresented groups believe that diverse panels lead to better hiring experiences and outcomes.