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Overcoming Hiring Bias – Strategies for Inclusive Recruitment

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Date(s) - 09/03/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Presented by Hire Immigrants and Magnet

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 11:00am-12:00pm EST | 4:00pm-5:00pm GMT

As an employer, accessing the best, most talented people is a key ingredient for success. But what happens if the most talented person is screened out before the interview? Research studies have shown that suitable applicants are not getting interviews because of one characteristic: the name on the application.

To fully leverage the benefits of diversity, employers must be aware of how unconscious biases affect perceptions and how important recruitment decisions are made. In this webinar, two industry experts will share with us their innovative HR solutions for addressing and overcoming biases to fully realize the benefits of a diverse workforce. In a moderated discussion by Dr. Rupa Banerjee, co-author of the recent research report, “Do Large Employers Treat Racial Minorities More Fairly?”, Freda Stolz, the Vice President of Human Resources at Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS), and Snéha Khilay, Director of Blue Tulip Training, will share their expertise and best practices for developing inclusive recruitment practices, from application assessment to hiring decisions.

Watch this free webinar to learn about:

  • Innovative HR solutions for inclusive recruitment practices
  • Practical strategies for overcoming hiring biases
  • Tips for reviewing and revising current recruitment practices


Freda Stolz, Vice President of Human Resources, HGS Canada Inc.

Freda is responsible for the leadership of the Canadian Human Resources function of Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS), a leader in the provision of full-suite business process management services focused on the optimization of the customer experience. Prior to HGS, Freda led the Human Resources team for the Canadian region of Gate Gourmet, the world’s largest independent provider of catering and provisioning services for airlines. Freda’s experience extends across diverse and largely dispersed employee environments for industry leaders in the manufacturing, distribution, food, loyalty marketing and logistics sectors. Freda is passionate about creating stimulating, progressive and values-driven environments, and fostering an inclusive and enabling culture which in turn leads to transformative business results.

Sneha Khilay, Managing Director, Blue Tulip Training

Snéha specializes in diversity training, and management/leadership consulting in the UK, and internationally. She has provided training and consultancy support to a wide range of organizations for over 20 years, advising Board Members, CEOs, Executive Directors, and Senior Managers on how to develop a strategic and operational approach to the changing stance on diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias. Her focus is on supporting organizations and the leadership team on how to implement the business case of diversity into practice. In addition to consulting, Snéha has published a several articles related to diversity, unconscious bias and leadership in a number of different publications including: Management Today, Simply Business, HR International, and HR Review. She has recently completed work with BBC on the ‘Inside Out’ program which focuses on biases on names during the recruitment process.

Dr. Rupa Banerjee, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, TRSM, Ryerson University

Dr. Rupa Banerjee is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at Ted Rogers School of Business Management at Ryerson University. Her main research interest lies in the economic and social integration of new immigrants in Canada. She is particularly interested in the institutional barriers facing new immigrants in the Canadian labour market. Dr. Banerjee is the co-author of a recent report titled, “Do Large Employers Treat Racial Minorities More Fairly?”, which uncovered persistent discrimination against skilled immigrants from Asian backgrounds in the Canadian labour market.


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