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Are Talent Management Systems unwittingly biased against women?

A new Catalyst’s report, ‘Cascading Gender Biases, Compounding Effects: An Assessment of Talent Management Systems’, has revealed that core components of talent management are linked in ways that disadvantage women. A rare assessment of talent management systems from more than 110 leading companies across 19 industries, identifies how gender biases and stereotypes can be unconsciously embedded into these systems which adds to the vicious cycle of men dominating top executive positions. Even organizations with the most sophisticated systems are vulnerable. The study shows how this can be mitigated by critically evaluating current systems and building in processes to weed out bias. 

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