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    Shifting Standards and Subtle Bias' in Hiring and Employment presented by Dr. Jessi Smith

    Date: September 13, 2012, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Holiday Inn on North 7th in Bozeman, Montana
    $13.00 for GVHRA Members/$15.00 for Non-Members
    Event Type:
    Other Hosted - Meeting
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    Dr Smith will provide an overview of the research showing the prevalent role of unintentional bias and discrimination when reviewing applicants’ resumes for hiring and promotion. Modern conceptualizations of prejudice operate in increasingly subtle ways especially in ambiguous situations where stereotypes about gender, race, and/or sexual orientation are operating and can be a contributing factor in a hiring or promotion decision. Research on shifting standards will be highlighted, which shows stereotypically deficient groups are often held to higher standards and evaluated more critically despite the same performance or qualifications. Implications for the burden of proof for excellence that “shifts” in a stereotypical way are discussed and strategies to combat unintentional bias are provided.

    More information about this month's presentation will be forth coming.  NOTE:  Date, time and location of the GVHRA presentation is subject to change.

    RSVPs are requested by the Monday prior to the presentation.  To make a reservation, please contact our Membership Chair.  Also, let us know when you RSVP if you will need any accomodation.

    The hotel requires a 48 hours confirmation for catered events.  RSVPs help the GVHRA board, presenter, facility and food providers to accomodate all attendees.  Members who make a reservation and DO NOT attend will be charged.  Additionally, copies of presentation materials and food may not be available for those who do not RSVP.