Unconscious Bias Training for Lawyers

A Law Firm with a fine history and strong presence in its chosen field, the client wanted to explore how their business could create a more effective recruitment and selection process which delivered best value for it, and its trusting clients.

Unconscious Bias was the client’s focus, and specifically relating to recruitment and selection processes and activities.

The finer details of the project remain confidential, but take a look below to see what the client says about their collaboration with the Mr Emotional Intelligence team.

"Our organisation was keen to develop a greater awareness of Unconscious Bia and understand how bias impacts recruitment, selection and organisational effectiveness.

Following internet research we identified Scott Watson and Summit as our preferred partner for this important development project.From the very beginning, Scott and his team demonstrated a completely professional and responsive approach to our dealings. The Unconscious Bias training programme content was designed to see our specific priorities and requirements, the facilitator was knowledgeable, professional and demonstrated his expertise in a completely engaging manner, ring the subject of Unconscious Bias to life.

From an organisational perspective, we view the Unconscious Bias training with Scott and his team as a good investment. Since the first event, Scott’s team has been appointed to deliver more Unconscious Bias training programmes for our leadership team.I highly recommend Scott Watson and his team for this kind of development programme."

S Philips

Director of People

The Problem:

An inconsistent approach to recruitment and selection meant the company was potentially missing the opportunity to successfully identify, attract and recruit high quality trainee and qualified Lawyers to its team.

The SLT had identified that certain personal and collective biases may be unwittingly hindering rather than helping prudent decision making and selection decisions.

The Solution:

A series of immersive one-day Unconscious Bias training seminars exploring how biases are developed, identified and then successfully managed within a senior leadership team packed with individual subject experts.

Alongside the learning, a practical Bias Identification template for use within recruitment and selection processes was implemented.