build Tool: Use unbiasing checklists

Research suggests that checklists can help reduce the influence of unconscious bias in decision-making. Unbiasing checklists are integrated into some of Google's people processes in an effort to highlight common unconscious biases and provide employees with targeted unbiasing strategies. Googlers are encouraged to use these checklists to mitigate their own, and others’, unconscious biases.

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Google's unbiasing hiring checklists

Google uses these checklists throughout the hiring process to remind staffers and hiring managers of the common ways bias can creep into interviewing, evaluation, and decision-making.

Google's unbiasing performance review checklists

Google uses these checklists during the promotion process to help managers make decisions and guide conversations with their teams.

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