How to Truly Increase D&I By Growing Talent, Encouraging Internal Mobility, and Recruiting for Transferable Skills.
An ongoing series occurring each month where we discuss topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
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This event is part of the “Let’s Talk Recruiting” series where a panel of recruiting practitioners get together online and have a conversation on a variety of topics related to corporate recruiting.
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|Name & LinkedIn Profile||Group||Title||Company|
|Amanda Radice||TA Leaders||Senior Technical Recruiter, Design - Consumer + New Verticals||DoorDash|
|Christina Shareef||TA Leaders||Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging||Reddit, Inc.|
|Melisa Medrano||Recruiting SFBA||Manager, Talent Acquisition||Sonoma Biotherapeutics|
|Samantha Shobe||Recruiting NYC||Principal Account Manager | Principal Salesforce Recruitment Consultant||Computer Futures|
Chat Messages from the Session…
10:07:06 >> Sean Rehder : Does your company have an “internal job board” that employees go to? Seems most ATS have that option now.
10:07:52 >> Tracey Anderson : Yes we do
10:08:04 >> John Capozzi : Hope you are dojng well.
I work with On Ramps to Careers is a DC non-profit that focuses on getting more women and underserved youth in the IT industry. We placed 200 DC students in virtual IT internships in 2020. Can an intern assist your company. this summer?
10:09:43 >> Daniella McDonald : In my last position as a Manager of Talent Acquisition our company did have an internal job board that was available through our company Intranet.
10:10:14 >> Tracy Royal to All panelists : We have an internal only job board, but internal employees do not always go to the posted positions. This is a great reminder to increase communication to our team through our other marketing channels. Tracy Royal
10:10:14 >> Tracy Royal to All panelists : Executive Recruiter, Talent Acquisition
10:10:14 >> Tracy Royal to All panelists : California Polytechnic State University
10:10:14 >> Tracy Royal to All panelists : San Luis Obispo, California
10:10:14 >> Tracy Royal to All panelists : Cell (805) 459-4104
10:10:14 >> Tracy Royal to All panelists : firstname.lastname@example.org
10:10:36 >> Daniella McDonald : All jobs were posted, but nothing earlier or only posted there.
10:11:10 >> Melisa Medrano : we send around a monthly newsletter highlighting priority openings as well
10:11:11 >> Catherine Hansen to All panelists : @Amanda, great that your recruiting team is trained to first think about anyone internal first, before posting to the outside.
10:11:39 >> Matt Englund to All panelists : How do we engage managers to be more involved in the recruiting process?
10:11:50 >> Catherine Hansen to All panelists : And love the idea of a GIG conversation
10:11:50 >> Sean Rehder : We’ve started to track internal promotions by department with a diversity metric on top of it. Assigning diversity goals to department heads.
10:12:32 >> Sean Rehder to Matt Englund and all panelists : can you resend to “All Apanelits and Attendees”? You need to change the drop down option.
10:12:49 >> Sean Rehder to Catherine Hansen and all panelists : can you resend to “All Panelists and Attendees”? You need to change the drop down option.
10:14:13 >> Dhiraj Gupta : I also believe ERG (Employee Resource Groups) are a great way to engage diverse talent within the organization and promote internal mobility
10:15:01 >> Daniella McDonald : I don’t think people know what else they can do or feel their manager wouldn’t support it. That’s what I’ve seen in past companies.
10:15:01 >> Dhiraj Gupta : It also helps create an environment of inclusion
10:15:40 >> Sean Rehder : ERG’s are a great way to engage. I’d connect with the “leader(s)” within each ERG to have them lead that conversation within their group and help encourage.
10:16:13 >> Guiti Nabavi : That sounds great Amanda
10:18:43 >> Catherine Hansen : @Amanda, a curiosity group is separate and different than a typical ERG?
10:19:03 >> Christina Shareef : “Always Be Recruiting”
10:19:10 >> Amanda Radice : Yes – they are small groups sessions that last a quarter, you meet 3-4 times In the quarter and the discussions are around specific topics
10:19:34 >> Amanda Radice : Could be Public Speaking, Building your personal Brand, Self Advocacy, etc
10:20:00 >> Melisa Medrano : Totally gonna borrow that!
10:20:01 >> Amanda Radice : I’d also recommend having them to highlight different parts of the business. “What does XYZ function do” – could be a strategy that works depending on your organization
10:20:03 >> Melisa Medrano : thanks for sharing
10:22:30 >> Tracey Anderson : Great topic!
10:25:04 >> John Capozzi : As an example of On Ramps to Careers IT Intern programs sucesses, Accenture is hosting 60 IT interns this summer and had 40 last summer. These are high school juniors, seniors and college students. Clearly Accenture sees the potential to recruit these young, talented underserved DC youth–bout 90% of our youth go on to college, many to HBCU’s. Also, they come at no-cost; they are paid by the DC Dept. of Employment services during the internship, so it a free way to build a diverse talent pipeline. It would be great to talk with your Diversity and Recruiting people about how these interns can come to your company this summer. email me: email@example.com
10:25:14 >> Natalya McCool to All panelists : So are you saying that HBCU’s aren’t a great place to advertise?
10:25:25 >> Melisa Medrano : thye are great places to advertise
10:25:36 >> Amanda Radice : They just aren’t the only place 😉
10:25:38 >> Melisa Medrano : but others are not getting tapped
10:25:41 >> Melisa Medrano : exactly:)
10:26:11 >> Carin Crowder : YAS Christina!
10:26:12 >> Natalya McCool to All panelists : Got it
10:28:28 >> Christina Shareef : +1 Amanda
10:28:46 >> Catherine Hansen : @Amanda, I love this and incorporate these questions too. In Engineering, esp in smaller co’s, I find major pushback from hiring managers. Eg “they must have large scale systems design exp from a B2B SaaS co”. etc
10:28:55 >> Catherine Hansen : I wonder if this would be easier on the G&A side….
10:29:57 >> Amanda Radice : Personally I’ve found success with eng! You just have to really have honest conversations with the hiring managers about what is necessary, what is trainable, etc. Happy to chat offline about this if you want to brainstorm 🙂
10:30:42 >> Melisa Medrano : Totally have had good success with engineers and scientists as well – happy to discuss also!
10:31:29 >> Amanda Radice : You want to have an omnichannel approach to your candidate searches
10:31:47 >> Catherine Hansen : Thanks Amanda and Melissa! Will send LI invites to connect
10:31:48 >> Melisa Medrano : word of the day!
10:31:56 >> Matt Englund to All panelists : This has been great! I wish I could stay longer.
10:32:11 >> Amanda Radice : @Matt you can always watch the recording later 🙂
10:34:05 >> Sean Rehder : Yup, all the round-tables get recorded and posted on https://Recruiting.Work
10:37:28 >> Amanda Radice : Great book to learn more about Grit – “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth
10:38:05 >> Daniella McDonald : great point @Melissa.
10:38:15 >> Tracey Anderson : I am reading that book now Amanda
10:38:20 >> Melisa Medrano : ooh new book1!
10:38:39 >> Amanda Radice : Its a great one! I learned a lot. We have a diversity book club here and it was one of the books we read together
10:40:19 >> Guiti Nabavi : Thank you all! another nice talk. I learn so much 🙂
10:42:33 >> Carin Crowder : Such a great session. Thank you all panelists. I need to jump off for now. Thanks again
10:45:46 >> Tracey Anderson : Great session. Thank you panelist and Sean.
10:47:26 >> Amanda Radice : LOVE that
10:48:03 >> Daniella McDonald : Thank you everyone! Another great session and conversation! I need to jump off for another call.
10:58:57 >> Natalya McCool to All panelists : Thank you all so much, such a great session!
10:59:48 >> Dhiraj Gupta : Really good session! Thank you
11:02:31 >> John Capozzi : Thank you all–for a great thought provoking discussion.
Some of the attendees…
|Name & LinkedIn Profile||Group||Title||Company|
|Betty Zabs||Senior Corporate Recruiter||Nordstrom|
|Isaak Kifle||Human Resources Administrator and Recruiter||Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)|
|Audrey Ragueneau||Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Programs and Operations||Biogen|
|Tracy Royal||Executive Recruiter, Talent Acquisition||California Polytechnic State University|
|Renee Myers||Southwest Region Talent Acquisition Business Partner||Avanade|
|Twyla Hatchett||Lead Talent Acquisition Partner||Darigold|
|Denise Ward||Technical Recruiter||Wunderlich-Malec Engineering|
|Rose Nolen||Talent Acquisition Sourcer||ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions|
|Katherine Amato||Senior Corporate Recruiter||Guitar Center|
|Tracey Anderson||Executive Recruiter||Veolia North America|
|Natalya McCool||Senior Recruiter||Berkeley Lab|
|Catherine Hansen||Talent Acquisition Manager, Global Talent Acquisition||Hippo Insurance|
|Scott Stevenson||Vice President, Human Resources and Board Member||USAA|
|Trey Fitzgerald||Talent Acquisition Manager||BGIS|
|Sandra Maldonado||HR Business Partner and Recruiter||Esri|
|Mike Mattson||Strategic Talent Advisor (VIA SecureVision)||Papa Murphy's International|
|Kristine Nemeth||Corporate Recruiter | Talent Acquisition | Senior Recruiter | Full-cycle Recruitment |||Diageo|
|Erica Sposato||Sr. Recruiter- University Programs (TLA)||Target|
|Maria Smithson||Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist||Faithlife|
|Kimberly Dymond Balogh||Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist||Fencing Supply Group|
|Saundra Ramsey||Recruiting Atlanta||Recruiting Manager (Sr IT Talent Acquisition Business Partner) & Wahooligan||Wahoo Fitness|
|Andy Pittaluga||Recruiting Boston||Technical Recruiter||Bose|
|Kelly McCarthy||Recruiting Chicago||Talent Acquisition Team Lead||Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC|
|Danyell Howell||Recruiting DCBmore||Hospice Recruiter (Contract)||Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care|
|Brad Sussman||Recruiting DCBmore||Talent Acquisition Manager||CGI|
|Katrina Bishop||Recruiting Denver||Recruiter||Denver Public Library|
|Matt Englund||Recruiting Minneapolis||Talent Acquisition Leader||Nerdery|
|Carin Crowder||Recruiting Portland||Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant||Legacy Health|
|Shawn Nott||Recruiting Seattle||Senior Corporate Recruiter||Nordstrom|
|Michelle Tomes||Recruiting Seattle||Recruiting Manager||Snap! Raise|
|Carrie Walecka||TA Leaders||Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition||Circle|
|Mark Donnelly||TA Leaders||Director, Head of Talent Acquisition||Kinnate Biopharma Inc.|
|Bori Gilchrist||TA Leaders||Head of Talent Acquisition||Anaplan|
|Guiti Nabavi||TA Leaders||Diversity & University Recruiting||NVIDIA|
|Daniella McDonald||TA Leaders||Manager, Talent Acquisition||WorkCare, Inc.|
|Jessica Burgess||TA Leaders||Director, Talent Acquisition-North America||WE Communications|
|JoDee Klinker||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Carson Group|
|Oscar Gracia||TA Leaders||Division Director Talent Acquisition||HCA Healthcare|
|John Capozzi||TA Leaders||Director of Recruiting and Retention||On-Ramps To Careers|
|Kevin Francis||TA Leaders||Director Talent Acquisition||Lark Health|
|Ravijeet Tokala||TA Leaders||Director, HR & Talent Acquisition||Optym|
|Dhiraj Gupta||TA Leaders||Sr. Recruiting Leader - Devices | Alexa AI||Australian Technical & Management College (ATMC|