Look at your promotion process and see where the bias lies. Are managers truly evaluating their employees on the what (the work being completed) and the how (how they are living the values) and nothing else? I would guess the answer is no. We need to do a better job of helping leaders and employees with a review process that is easy to understand and blocks bias.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelley Steven-Waiss. Kelley is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at HERE Technologies, overseeing the company’s human resource management and talent strategy. Prior to joining HERE, Kelley was EVP and CHRO of Extreme Networks, Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and PMC-Sierra, as well as held several consulting positions in large global firms, public software and retail companies. Kelley started a software incubator while at HERE Technologies to develop a talent mobility solution called, Hitch. Hitch is a cloud-based SaaS software which uses machine learning and AI to match project-based opportunities to internal employee profiles based on visualization of employees’ skills. Kelley has an MA in HR and OD from the University of San Francisco, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) and as the Advisory Board Chair of SVEF, an education non-profit in the Valley. She is married and the mother of 4 children and the co-author of “The Inside Gig” which will be released in April 2020.