eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 18: “The Untold Truth That Can Be Affecting Your Recruitment and Retention Efforts”

Staffing shortages are at an all-time high and you want to recruit and retain the next generation of leaders but are struggling with diversity among your team. You don’t think it is pay and you are getting applicants, but for some reason, there is still a disconnect.

Unconscious biases affect a company or business on every level and can affect some of the most important decisions made. From hiring to firing, benefits, and promotions; unconscious biases are ever-present in business.  These biases can cause extremely negative effects in the workplace, such as lack of creativity, lack of diversity, and lack of growth.  While not always easy to recognize or discuss, it is absolutely critical to survive and thrive in today’s rapidly changing workplace.

In today’s episode, Tywauna Wilson shares how unconscious bias could be preventing you from recruiting and retaining talented employees.

Tips for Avoiding Unconscious Bias in Recruitment 

  • Start with data
  • Evaluate message and source
  • Standardize application process
  • Define clear criteria
  • Audit hiring practices
  • Implement de-identified hiring techniques


Tips for Avoiding Unconscious Bias in Retention

  • Survey employees
  • Increase awareness
  • Structure reviews and promotions
  • Monitor pay scales

Reflection Question

  • What strategies is your organization deploying to decrease unconscious bias in its recruitment and retention efforts?


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