Conscious Inclusion is about consciously seeing beyond the obvious and putting a pause on our unconscious autopilot. Here we will bring together thought leaders for an inclusive view into the real world of conscious inclusion.
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Here we will curate content that focusses on ways to be consciously inclusive at all levels of the organization to ensure candidates SKAs are the focus rather than their gender, race, ethnicity, age, orientation, or physical ability.
Things to Consider
What is Conscious Inclusion?
Conscious inclusion can be defined as “strategically execute[ing] a practical approach to driving the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that allow us to value and leverage differences to achieve superior results.”
Conscious inclusion is possible when we are aware of our personal preferences. Preference is another way of saying bias, both conscious and unconscious. Though it is essential to be mindful of our biases, this mindfulness must inform and shape our actions for the better. In this way, conscious inclusion moves beyond unconscious bias to change the way we act.
Choosing to be consciously inclusive is necessary in the workplace. It involves taking action to prevent our biases from influencing our decisions, like how we go about recruiting and who we choose to hire. How do we talk about inclusion in the workplace and look for solutions to ensure diversity? How does technology play a role in helping candidates, recruiters, and hiring leaders maintain awareness of their bias and reduce its effect?
The advantages of diversity in the workplace are well known. When we are around people who are different from us, we think differently and in more creative ways, and we work smarter. Diverse teams are more innovative problem solvers, returning a more robust bottom line.