Journal article

Initiatives that diminish the biases of recruiters against people who disclose or demonstrate a diagnosed mental disorder

S Moss, S Ram Vemuri, D Hedley, M Uljarevic

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion | Published : 2017

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the possibility that several workplace initiatives could stem the biases of recruiters against people who disclose or demonstrate diagnosed mental disorders. Specifically, in many nations, the level of unemployment in people who experience mental disorders is rife. Arguably, employers exhibit various biases that disadvantage people who disclose or demonstrate mental disorders; for example, recruiters tend to orient attention to the limitations, instead of the strengths, of job candidates. Because of these various biases, employers may reject applicants who acknowledge or manifest a mental disorder, even if these candidates would have been suit..

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