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The Definitive Guide to HR Management Tools (Collection) by Steven Director, Bashker D. Biswas, Ben Waber, James C. Sesil, John Boudreau, Wayne Cascio, Jane Shannon, Alison Davis

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4. Human Science and Selection Decisions

4.1. Optimizing Selection and Promotion Decisions

One of the few criticism of Sheryl Sandberg’s (with Nell Scovell) book Lean In is that it focuses mostly on the supply side (what women should be doing) rather than the demand side (what organizations can do to eliminate biases).1 During my own review of the topic of biases in selection and promotion decisions, I found substantial room for improvement needed at the organizational and institutional level. The extent of gender bias alone in our organizations remains formidable. According to findings by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in member countries, women are 17% less likely to be employed and earn 20% less than men. ...

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