Podcast: The Myth of Bureaucratic Neutrality with Shannon Portillo

Posted on June 11, 2019


Shannon Portillo

Shannon Portillo

Shannon Portillo
Associate Professor
University of Kansas
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Institutionalized inequity in hiring. Dr. Shannon Portillo from the University of Kansas discusses how we have to challenge the assumption that merit-based hiring practices are “neutral.” She and a co-author argue in a recent journal article that those practice can actually reinforce the preference of white men in public organizations. The article argues that if organizations want to encourage a diverse workforce they need to challenge these long standing hiring practices.

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