The guidance warns bosses to beware of interviewing job candidates when they feel tired as it could result in them picking someone for a post based on unconscious racism. The guidance states: “When you’re recruiting, ensure your blood sugar levels don’t become low. Low energy, tiredness and low blood sugar increase our reliance on assumptions and bias.”
The slide-based presentation from the workshop shows a “riddle” that asks staff to guess the identity of a surgeon and anyone who assumes they are male is labelled as having a “gender bias”.
However, this overlooks data that shows 80 percent of UK surgeons are male.
The range of new in-house training workshops also informed senior staff not to organise team drinks unless they know everyone can attend because someone may feel “left out”.
The training scheme explains that employees must also accept they are all capable of “micro-incivilities” that can have a “huge impact” on the wellbeing of other colleagues.
The BBC has said that 95 percent of staff must attend the series of woke training workshops.
The workshops include a series of presentation slides that reveal bosses are instructed to “take a deep breath” and consider whether they are about to commit a “microaggression”.
These “microaggressions” are labels for when staff may unintentionally discriminate against someone.
BBC managers are asked to take these breathing measures before making any decisions that could affect other employees.
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In the training video, one northern woman can be heard saying she has been asked, “how we do things ‘up North'”.
She added there is “an assumption that we’re a bit provincial or parochial, especially from people who have never ventured far from the South-East”.
Referring to the training scheme the BBC said: “Some of this may seem obvious or straightforward.
“But it deals with everyday occurrences and is only a small part of the training package.
“That said, making sure as many of a team as possible can take part in an event doesn’t seem like terrible advice.”
Express.co.uk contacted the BBC and a spokesperson said: “Some of this may seem obvious or straightforward, but it deals with every day occurrences and is only a small part of the training package available to staff.”