The CYA Report Episode 8: Implicit Bias in the Workplace

The CYA Report is a free flowing, sometimes mature, discussion of HR and Talent Issues. On today’s show, we have guest Sondra Solovay, an attorney and award-winning content creator from Workplace Answers, on the topic of implicit bias in the workplace.

Hosts: Kris Dunn and Dawn Burke

Producer: Holland Dombeck


intro – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “Someday I Suppose”

interview – Cypress Hill – “Rock Superstar”

outro – The Beastie Boys – “Egg Man”


00:47 – Kris Dunn and Dawn Burke take a trip down memory lane and relive their path to careers in HR.

04:06 – Professor Steve Boese joins us for a special segment – “Words of Wisdom with Professor Boese”

11:58 – The News with KD and Dawn, Bad Apple: Could the Error of Exploitation Be Near Its End?

16:38 – Word from our sponsor:

17:39 – Interview with Sondra Solovay from Workplace Answers.

32:52 – The big finish – The CYA Report gang discuss what they learned from today’s show.

Want to uncover your hidden biases?  Visit Harvard’s Project Implicit and take their test today.

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Holland Dombeck McCue
Holland Dombeck McCue is the former the Editor turned blogger here at Fistful of Talent. She joined the group in August of 2011 and launched FOT's podcast, The CYA Report, and monthly webinar series. Now she gets to participate in all the HR/talent pundit fun. Check her out on Twitter via @Holland_Dombeck.

One Comment

  1. Kelli L says:

    First off, Dawn, awesome name-dropping for Rock of Ages. I too have my reservations about a movie adaptation of what I don’t think is a great muscial, but I digress…
    Kris, your point about people screaming about free-range chicken turning a blind-eye to harsh factory conditions of Apple product manufacturers was scary coincidental to the thought I had at that moment about a past FOT piece “free range employees.” And I think Dawn’s right, conpanies like Apple, or any company that’s not treating employees well by providing safe working conditions in favor of higher margins will continue to do so until people vote with their wallets, demand change, and stop shopping there/buying their products. (This isn’t me judging, but I do not have an iPhone, however; I am only somewhat concerned about free range chicken–this isn’t Portlandia).

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