Ep. 24

Identifying and Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace w/ Angela Livingston

In episode 24, we talk with Angela Livingston to hear about what unconscious bias in the workplace is—and why it’s important to understand it.
Angela Livingston

Angela Livingston

Sr. HR Business Partner
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES)

What is unconscious bias? Do you have one? Is there something ‘wrong’ with you if you do?

Let’s answer the second and third questions first: Yes, everyone does. And no, but it’s good to take the time to understand your own biases and work on them.

Now, to better understand the answer to the first question, we sat down with Angela Livingston, Sr. HR Business Partner at Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES). She told us all about what unconscious bias in the workplace is—and why it’s important to understand our own biases in order to overcome them and not take action on them.

In this episode, we also talked about:

  • How to know if you have an unconscious bias
  • The difference between unconscious bias and racism
  • How unconscious bias can impact HR, people management, and hiring processes
  • Strategies to overcome or mitigate unconscious bias in the workplace

PS. Here’s the link to take the Harvard Implicit Association Test (IAT) Angela referenced.

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