Human Resources Service Center

Avoiding Bias in Hiring

If you are involved in hiring employees, this workshop is for you. 

During this overview of unconscious bias and its impact on the hiring process, you will be provided tools and strategies for ensuring that the best candidates apply and are hired for open positions. Time for discussion and opportunities to practice implementing the strategies are included in the workshop.

Workshop enrollees are encouraged to complete an online exercise in preparation for the workshop: Implicit Association Test (IAT) at Take A Test(opens in new window)

Who has completed this course?

View a list of employees who have completed this course(opens in new window). As a reminder, the course is valid for 4 years.

Available Sessions

Register: CSU Learn(opens in new window) - click "Register" to display available sessions, select one and "Submit."

Scheduled sessions:

  • 9/24/2019 (Tues), 1:00-3:00 PM, SSC 150
  • 9/27/2019 (Fri), 1:00-3:00 PM, KNDL 207
  • 10/11/2019 (Fri), 3:00-5:00 PM, SSC 150
  • 10/15/2019 (Tues), 3:00-5:00 PM, SSC 150
  • 11/6/2019 (Wed), 2:00-4:00 PM, CLSA 100B - registration opening soon
  • 12/6/2019 (Fri), 8:30-10:30 AM, CLSA 100B - registration opening soon
  • 1/14/2020 (Tues), 12:00-2:00 PM, KNDL 207 - registration opening soon
  • 2/7/2020 (Fri), 1:00-3:00 PM, KNDL 207 - registration opening soon
  • 3/9/2020 (Mon), 9:00-11:00 AM, KNDL 207 - registration opening soon
  • 4/15/2020 (Wed), 2:00-4:00 PM, KNDL 207 - registration opening soon

Frequency: This course is due every four years.

Instructors: Dr. Michelle Morris (Office of Diversity and Inclusion; and Faculty, Nutrition and Food Science) and Beverly Gentry (Manager, Professional Development)

Audience: Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, hiring personnel. Targeted towards faculty and staff search committee chairs, as well as anyone serving on search committees or interested in best practices towards hiring the best candidate for an open position.

Sponsors: University Diversity Council, Office of Academic Personnel, Human Resources Service Center

Contact: Questions about this course should directed to HRSC Professional Development.

Certificate of Completion: To view when you completed this training, login to CSU Learn(opens in new window), select Transcript, change the date range to "All" and look for the course title in your training transcript. Click the diploma icon, to the left of the course, to print a certificate of completion. Workshop was formerly known as: “Strategies for Avoiding Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process”

This course was previously known as "Strategies for Avoiding Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process."


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