Guest Speaker: Rodney Klein
Rodney Klein graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and was hired by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an Investigator in 1992. Mr. Klein investigated individual complaints of employment discrimination, along with large class and systemic cases. He worked as a liaison between the EEOC and various fair employment practice agencies. And, he was the San Antonio Office’s Charge Receipt Supervisor, responsible for receiving and processing all incoming discrimination complaints. Currently, Mr. Klein is the Dallas District’s Outreach and Training Manager. He speaks to audiences about employment related matters, the civil rights statutes, and EEOC procedures, and he is a featured speaker at his office’s yearly training seminar for employers.
Do You Know Your Own Mind? Unconscious Bias at Work
Do you know your own mind? Chances are, you don't know it as much as you think you do. Unconscious bias influences many of our decisions, and we don't even realize it. Who we hire, how we make assignments, how we evaluate our employees, and even what criteria we use to evaluate them, are just some decisions affected. In this session you will learn how unconscious bias works and why it can be so difficult to recognize. We will discuss how we categorize people and how our experiences influence our assessments. We will discover why cause and effect is trickier than it seems and how failing to recognize this leads to bad hires. And, we will identify some common sense and practical strategies for minimizing the influence of unconscious bias in our workplaces.
SHRM Recertification Credit: 1
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HRCI Recertification Credit: 1
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