How to Tell if Your Company Has a Diversity Issue

How to Tell if Your Company Has a Diversity Issue

Diversity is a key issue with companies these days. What are the ways that you can tell where your company stands as it relates to diversity?

Listen in on what our panelists have to say.

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.

Our Panelists…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Alli Burton TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition McKinstry
Andy Edmundson TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Stoel Rives LLP
Andy Marchetti TA Leaders Director, IT Recruiting XPO Logistics, Inc.
Christina Shareef TA Leaders Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Reddit, Inc.

Some of the attendees…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Lauren Melson Recruiting Atlanta Campus Manager, Doctor Recruiting Heartland Dental
Belinda Delisser Recruiting Atlanta HR Manager/Recruiting Commdex Consulting LLC.
JENNIFER ONEIL Recruiting Boston Talent Acquisition Manager Forward Financing (previous)
Patrick Ward Recruiting Boston Talent Acquisition Partner Halloran Consulting Group
Catherine DiMartino Recruiting Boston Senior Global Corporate Recruiter Independent Contractor
Tracey Jerdine Recruiting Chicago Senior Talent Acquisition Partner CIBC US
Claudia Castaneda Recruiting Chicago Sr Talent Advisor U.S. Cellular
Lisa Wrezel Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Lead Centric Consulting
Diane Karija Recruiting Chicago Senior Manager Talent Acquisition | Recruiter Fresenius Kabi USA
Thea Cassia Recruiting Chicago Program Lead, Talent Acquisition - International & Strategic Initiatives CDW
Mattie Coleman Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Manager Carle Health System
Sarah Schaefer Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter Fresenius Kabi USA
Kraig Baker Recruiting Chicago TA Manager Echo Global Logistics
Antonia Ndi Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Partner Academic Partnerships
Heather Sisson Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Leader Bottle Rocket
Kelsey Hooten Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Manager Sendero
Sheridan King Recruiting DCBmore Talent Acquisition Manager RSM US LLP
Joe Sorrow Recruiting Denver Talent Acquisition Partner FullContact
Madison Bond Recruiting Houston Corporate Recruiter Industrial Info Resources
Kiran Ali Recruiting Houston Talent Management Specialist Marathon Oil Corporation
Tiffany Reyna Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition Percepta
Craig Amos Recruiting Houston Technical Recruiter CSAT Solutions LP
Vira Garcia Recruiting Houston Director of Recruiting vcfo
Jenny Cones Recruiting Houston Senior Sales Recruiter Pegasystems
Cindy Wong Recruiting LA Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Princess Cruises
Christine Doane Recruiting LA Director, TA On the market
Mike Crosby Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Partner Age of Learning /
Bianca Medici Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Manager Havas Edge
Kerry Clark Recruiting LA Vice-President, Sr. Recruiter Union Bank
Bez Rengifo Recruiting LA Sr. Manager / Director, People Services (HR Business Partner department) Loma Linda University Health Care
Gillian Diamond Recruiting LA Senior Manager Talent Acquisition Entertainment Partners
Deena Mangrum Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Director College Track
Moe Karimi Recruiting Minneapolis Talent Acquisition Manager/Recruiter Proozy
Deni Toomey Recruiting Minneapolis Senior Manager, Recruiting - Experienced Hires Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Denise Ward Recruiting Minneapolis Technical Recruiter Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Maria Sather Recruiting Minneapolis Senior Recruiting Partner - Human Resources NorthMarq Capital
Paige Marsteller Recruiting NYC Lead Recruiter ACV Auctions
Jessie Kokaisel Recruiting Phoenix Talent Acquisition Lead Heartland Financial
Erin Doucet Recruiting Portland Sr. Technical Recruiter XPO Logistics
Denise Jennings Recruiting Portland Corporate Recruiter VTech
Jacquelyn Franssen Recruiting Seattle Senior Recruiter Verathon, subsidiary of Roper Technologies
Annette Gregersen Recruiting Seattle Sr. Corporate Recruiter T-Mobile
Christie Adragna Recruiting Seattle Senior Manager, Technical Recruiting Glossier
Sean Cobin Recruiting Seattle Director Talent Acquisition Zymeworks
Marita Arevalo Recruiting Seattle Recruiter Aegis Living
Brittanie Phelan Recruiting Seattle Region Recruiter- Pacific Northwest Herc Rentals Inc.
Jennifer Talley TA Leaders Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition Sales Nutanix
Bix Cruz TA Leaders US Head of Recruiting, Airbus Urban Mobility (Vahana, UTM, Voom and Systems) Airbus
Kreisler Ng TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition & Public Training Practice cPrime
Rachel Broder TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting Industrious
Mahen Kathirithamby TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting Looking for Work
Matt Miller TA Leaders Senior Director of Global Talent Acquisition Worldwide Clinical Trials
Tara Wescott TA Leaders Vice President Talent Acquisition McGrath RentCorp
Kimberly Capogna TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition 5W Public Relations
Michele Ellner TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition, North America Mettler-Toledo International, Inc
John Capozzi TA Leaders Director of Recruiting and Retention On-Ramps To Careers
Jennifer Klebba TA Leaders Manager of Talent Acquisition Modern Hire
Jody Block TA Leaders Associate Director, Talent Acquisition Operations Chewy
Lisa Trujillo TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Clear Capital
Dan Cadigan TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition 4G Clinical
Jessica Wall TA Leaders Associate Director, Talent Acquisition: Recruitment and Supplier Relationships SAGE Therapeutics
Adrina Wolf TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Maloney Novotny LLC
Kseniia Ryabova TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition Multi Media, LLC
Amanda Radice TA Leaders Technical Recruiter SurveyMonkey
Eve Lewis TA Leaders Global Inclusive Recruiting Director Uber
James Perduto TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition & Mobility Programs Looking for Work
JoDee Klinker TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Carson Group
Cara Kuhn TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Wesley Enhanced Living
Abby Snauwaert TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Revenue Analytics
Kim Lonas TA Leaders Director, Human Resources Exertis

We asked our attendees, “What is one way to tell if your company has a diversity issue?”

Here are their answers:

  • 4/5 Sr. leaders are white
  • An all-white executive leadership team
  • Based on %
  • Cooperate with HR and bring up some data
  • Data doesn't lie!
  • Demographics
  • Demographics of leadership team not aligned with client base
  • EE)-1 Data way off
  • EEO Reporting
  • employee feedback
  • Feedback, push back from hiring manager, data, sentiments, etc.
  • Hiring Managers keep hiring the exact same profile as themselves
  • if leadership doesn't represent the diversity you want in your org
  • If people say "that's not the way we've always done it"
  • Internal reporting on workforce demographics from self-identification
  • Lack of diverse employees
  • Lack of diversity in leadership
  • lack of diversity in leadership
  • largest population is of the same ethnic and gender
  • Leaders aren't talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Look at organization
  • Look at the diversity of the leadership
  • Look at the Executive Leadership team- Are they promoting D&I on their website or social media pages?
  • Look at the executive team. Lack of diversity in leadership will more often than not cause lack of diversity across the company
  • Look at the numbers first, then survey
  • Look at their Corporate Website
  • Look at who comprises the senior management / senior leadership
  • Metrics
  • metrics
  • metrics
  • metrics!
  • No clear employee in a role to create, implement and drive diversity programs
  • No diverse talent in leadership positions
  • No Diversity
  • no diversity
  • No diversity in leadership
  • no new ideas
  • Not hiring enough diverse talent
  • not shown in leadership
  • Numbers.
  • One gender, race, or mind set is represtented.
  • percentages in specific roles are low
  • Performing a diversity audit.
  • POC attrition rate
  • Pulse your organization. Ask
  • Recruiters and hiring managers use presumptive gender pronouns
  • Running Hiring Staffing Reports (metrics) lack of diversity hires
  • See who is hired
  • starts at the top - look at executive leadership vs lower end positions
  • Take a look at the leadership team
  • The % of your employee population that is diverse
  • The employee population is not a reflection of the community population
  • The entire C-Suite looks the same
  • Wage gap (external companies can measure this)
  • We are audited every year
  • When diversity becomes less evident the higher up you go.
  • When there is zero diversity in talent under your agency roof.
  • When white, straight, married men in their 30s and 40s behave and speak in an exclusive way, and support only one another.
  • You see a lack of diversity around the table at meetings and within departments.

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