Bias

Bias is a feeling in favor or against an individual or a group. It is often based on unfair judgment and involves the action of supporting or opposing someone or something in a one-sided way. What does bias mean? The way we communicate with each other is determined by our own belief system, a vast […]

BIPOC

BIPOC is an acronym that stands for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. BIPOC definition and terminology The term BIPOC has emerged in recent years with the aim to address specific issues of violence, cultural appropriation and discrimination experienced by Black communities, People of Color and Indigenous People. It gained traction during the Black Lives […]

Blind hiring

Blind hiring is a practice that involves removing identifying information, such as name, gender, and race, from the hiring process. This helps reduce bias and promote diversity. What is blind recruitment? Blind recruitment, also known as blind hiring, is a process of hiring that aims to eliminate discrimination (conscious bias) or unconscious bias (also known […]

BME

BME stands for “Black and Minority Ethnic” and is an acronym used in the UK to refer to people from diverse ethnic backgrounds other than White British descent.  What is BME? Meaning and explanation  BME is an abbreviation for “Black and Minority Ethnic”. The term encompasses diverse non-White British backgrounds in the UK, such as […]

Cisgender

Cisgender refers to a person whose gender identity matches the sex registered for them at birth. What does cisgender mean? The term cisgender is used to define individuals whose gender identity corresponds with the sex they were assigned at birth.  For example, a newborn who was assigned female at birth (AFAB) and identifies as a […]

Cognitive diversity

Cognitive diversity refers to the variety of perspectives, viewpoints and ideas that people bring to the workplace. What is cognitive diversity? Cognitive diversity, otherwise known as neurodiversity, describes the variety of ways in which people think. It defines the wide range of unique approaches and perspectives we have about the world and the way we […]

Confirmation bias

Confirmation bias is when we seek out and interpret information in a manner that confirms our existing beliefs and values, where we consciously choose to ignore or dismiss information that contradicts those beliefs and values. What is confirmation bias? The confirmation bias definition Confirmation bias is a cognitive bias that occurs when people seek out […]

Conformity bias

Conformity bias is individuals’ tendency to change their behaviors or attitudes to align with those around them rather than using their own judgment. What is conformity bias? Meaning and definition Conformity bias (also known as social conformity) is a psychological phenomenon. It refers to the tendency of individuals to conform to the opinions and behaviors […]

Conscious bias

Conscious bias refers to having deliberate opinions, or attitudes towards a group of people or individuals based on their characteristics such as race, gender, age, religion, or nationality. What is conscious bias? Conscious bias – also known as explicit bias or explicit prejudice – refers to the attitudes, and behaviors that people intentionally exhibit towards […]

Constrast effect

The contrast effect refers to the phenomenon that occurs when people’s perception of something is unintentionally influenced by the presence of something that contrasts it.                                             What is the contrast effect? The contrast effect is a cognitive bias that occurs when the presence of a contrasting factor influences someone’s perception of something. In other words, when […]