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"Bias" is an inclination of temperament or outlook to present or hold a partial perspective, and a refusal to consider the possible merits of alternative points of view. Biases can range from unconscious bias (biases that are hardwired in our brains and of which we are unaware) to conscious biases (those which we may know exist or even actively encourage).
Relevant biases for the talent management discussion are the four outlined below, which we are introducing at the beginning of this section as they impact, among others, candidate selection, performance management, career management, and
succession management. They are often manifested and can be mitigated as follows.
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