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We work to attract, motivate, develop and retain the best talent – our ability to be competitive and to thrive globally depends on it.
In our view, there are four key elements which are key to ensuring balance and diversity within our recruitment strategy. These are: tackling unconscious bias; fostering a culture of respect; offering flexible working; and commitment from business leaders to meeting diversity targets.
At BP, we recognise that one of the barriers standing in the way of recruiting a diverse workforce is the concept of unconscious bias. It is difficult to tackle because it’s an inherent trait within human beings and it is not something that is physically discernible or tangible. That said, there have been many studies into the negative impact of unconscious bias, especially as it pertains to recruitment. At BP we have taken steps to try to understand and raise awareness of unconscious bias not just among those responsible for recruitment, but within the organisation as a whole.