HRM diversity students learn about unconscious bias at City Law firm seminar

CIPD organised event for HRM students

Date: 24/02/2015

Our third year BA HRM students studying Managing Diversity and some of our MA HRM students attended a seminar on the topical issue of ‘unconscious bias’ at City law firm Squire Patton Boggs in February. This CIPD-organised event explored how these biases and prejudices impact the workplace. 

Key speakers included David Whincup, the internal HR partner at Squire Patton Boggs, and Dan Robertson, a member of its Diversity Committee who is currently the Diversity and Inclusion Director at the Employers Network for Diversity and Inclusion.

The seminar provided a legal update on diversity, equality and inclusion; explored what unconscious bias is and why it can be a problem; ways we can identify our own biases so we can avoid making decisions based on them; as well as ways to identify and address unexamined biases in others and the behaviours they can produce.  

The event was both enjoyable and successful as it facilitated networking between BA and MA HRM students and helped them to make new contacts within the corporate world.