It doesn “t matter if the person you are hiring is aware of it at the time you are hiring them. What *does* matter is that the person who is doing the hiring is aware of it.
I absolutely believe that you should have as part of your post-hire orientation a training on implicit and explicit bias and what your company will and will not tolerate.
However, hiring (or not hiring) someone based on their level of knowledge on this particular subject matter is not something I would take into account.
I would let a well-trained interviewer discover whether or not they will be a good fit for a position, and then train them on the information you feel is important later.
Besides, if both the interviewer and the interviewee are worried about bias, the interview might come off as unnatural.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Is-acknowledgement-of-unconscious-bias-a-fair-litmus-test-in-interviews
Originally Posted On: 2016-09-03