Extraversion Bias: Why You Might Overlook the Right Candidate Because They are Quiet
The recruitment process generally favours extraverts: When setting up job requirements, looking through CVs, interviews and assessments, we generally look for a professional with “leadership qualities and strong social skills, who thrives in a fast paced environment”. But is that really what organisations need?
In this episode, Joanna Rawbone, expert on introversion, explains why extraversion bias disadvantages 50% of the population, what introversion and extraversion is, what effect extraversion bias has on different aspects of recruitment, and shares do’s and don’t around inclusive recruitment practices.
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A bit about
Joanna Rawbone is an expert on introversion and founder of Flourishing Introverts, a Workshop and Coaching Programme for introverts to recognise their strengths and go through the world quietly, yet confidently.
She is based in the UK, and routinely gives workshops and keynotes on the subject of extraversion bias in the workplace and education, in 2019, she gave a TedX talk about Tackling Extraversion Bias to Unlock the Potential of Introverts.