Munsch warns that despite the progress made in the workplace in terms of flexibility, it's important that managers check their own biases when discussing schedules with their employees.
Unconscious bias is an area many organizations are trying to address. RBC SVP of Leadership and Organizational Development Helena Gottschling described it as the “next frontier” in diversity.
“People often make a judgment within the first five seconds of the interview whether this is the person they want on their team, without really understanding the skills, experience and value that someone might be able to bring in,” Gottschling told HRM.
The bank introduced training to help managers and senior leaders recognize their own biases and learn how to address them in the decision making process.