Training Industry Magazine - Summer 2016 - (Page 28)

HIDDEN F In today's workplace, there's an unseen force influencing our decisions. Multiple studies show that: * Resumes with "white"-sounding names (like "Greg") are 50 percent more likely to get an interview with potential employers than more stereotypically AfricanAmerican-sounding names (like "Jamal"), even when the resumes are otherwise identical. * Brunette and redhead women's salaries are approximately 7 percent lower than their blonde counterparts' salaries. * Almost 60 percent of corporate CEOs are over six feet tall - a large disproportion given that fewer than 15 percent of American men are over this height. Even "House of Cards" president Frank Underwood knows this trend, saying in one episode, "Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln. Tall men make great presidents." 28 The force at work here is unconscious bias. This unseen yet pervasive force influences many of the decisions we make in our lives and our work, from recruiting to promoting to incentivizing our employees. Yet there's little conversation about how unconscious bias can impact the learning function of an organization and how, by countering it, we can make a profound difference.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Summer 2016

Table of Contents
Three Strategies to Ensure Your Training Has Tensile Strength
Experience, Exposure and Education
Beyond the Classroom Paradigm
Applying the Buddy System
Purpose-Driven Professional & Organization Success
Making It Personal: The Four Pillars of High-Impact Mentoring
Blowing Your Millennial Mindset
Hidden Forces: Unconscious Bias in Learning
Memory: The Critical Bottleneck to Learning
Gender Barriers & Solutions to Leadership
Cognititive Collaboration: Utilizing Diverse Thinking & Behavioral Preferences
Get Into the Act: Accelerating Collaborative Teamwork
Dispelling the Five Myths of Microlearning
Quicken Loans: Culture Driven
Developing Global Leaders: On-the-Job Leadership Development
From Where I Sit
Why Do We Wait to Train Our Managers?
Is Knowledge Overrated?
Is Your Business Acument Showing?
Avnet Expands Services with ExitCertified Acquisition
Company News
What's Online
Training Talk

Training Industry Magazine - Summer 2016