Virgin Money’s Culture, Capability and Organisational Development Consultants were leading an initiative to develop the talent assessment and interviewing mindset of their People Leader’s team. To effectively prepare for this initiative, Virgin Money assigned SODA the task of delivering a bespoke, unconscious bias workshop. By providing this training, we aimed to develop the mindsets and attitudes of their People Leaders, allowing them to gain a detailed understanding of unconscious bias and being able to assess biases objectively.
We delivered a one-hour, interactive webinar on Objective Assessment & Unconscious Bias to 14 attendees. This webinar provided an insight into the meaning behind unconscious biases, as well as raised awareness and understanding of how this could come to light in an interview environment. We also touched on managing unconscious bias, focusing on methodical ways of thinking, as well as applying this in the interview setting, and considering reasonable adjustments.
The webinar helped raise awareness of implicit biases, as well as impact assessors’ behaviors and support healthier hiring decisions. We had a largely positive response from our audience, particularly highlighting the quality of the bespoke content that was presented.