The bias and barriers to employment faced by people who are underrepresented are often unrelated to their ability to do the job. These individuals have the skills and experience, and the desire to work. Too often they are overlooked or screened out during the hiring process, simply because of their identity, background, and personal history.
It is imperative that employers challenge the status quo of their hiring practices and philosophy to mitigate bias and remove barriers to meaningful employment. It is all too often that marginalised groups, job seekers facing barriers are unable to find work. I hope that with the new information about how to improve hiring practices we can question current processes and implement the necessary changes to change the trajectory of our workforce.