Want to read more about bias, stereotypes and diversity in the hiring process?
Here's a resource guide for learning more about issues raised at "Hiring the Best: Legal Requirements and Best Practices for Screening Committees" led by Kristina Combs, Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations. Have more suggestions? Please share your recommendations.
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Quick Reads and Tips
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Research & Longer Articles
This bibliography is adapted from "Research and Tips for More Equitable and Effective Hiring Practices" by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
- Bielby, W.T. (2000). Minimizing workplace gender and racial bias. Contemporary Sociology.
- Biernat, M., et al. (2008). Standards to suspect and diagnose stereotypic traits. Social Cognition.
- Dovidio, J.F. and Gaertner, S.L. (2000). Aversive racism and selection decisions: 1989 and 1999. Psy
- Heilman, M.E. (2001). Description and prescription: How gender stereotypes prevent women’s ascent
- LaSala, M.C., et. al. (2008). LGBT faculty, research, and researchers: Risks and rewards. Journal o
- Michaels, W. B. (2011). The trouble with diversifying the faculty. Liberal Education.
- Sagaria, M.D. (2002). An exploratory model of filtering in administrative searches: Toward counter-h
- Smith, D.G., et al. (2004). Interrupting the usual: Successful strategies for hiring diverse faculty
- Turner, C.S.V. (2002). Women of color in academe: Living with multiple marginalities. Journal of Hi
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