How to Tell if your Company's Diversity Program is Working

How to Tell if your Company’s Diversity Program is Working

Many companies have been recruiting for diversity recently. How do you know if your efforts are having an impact?

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
Anna Forsberg TA Leaders Vice President Talent Acquisition Destination Pet, LLC
Christina Shareef TA Leaders Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Reddit, Inc.
Kim Lonas TA Leaders Director, Human Resources Exertis Almo
Melisa Medrano Recruiting SFBA Manager, Talent Acquisition Sonoma Biotherapeutics

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We asked our attendees, “If your company has a diversity program, what is one way to tell if it is working?”

Here are their answers:

  • Analyzing at our diversity metrics by different groups, departments, etc.
  • At vcfo we check our VIBE - the Values of Inclusivity, Belonging and Equity
  • By the increased representation at the company
  • Candidates feedback
  • Data Data Data
  • decreased attrition of diverse hires
  • Demographic reporting features in Greenhouse
  • Diverse Hires
  • Diverse interviews panels
  • Diversity metrics (# hires, attrition, engagement)
  • Employee feedback
  • Employees truly feel they can be their authentic self at work.
  • Evidence of increased attraction of interested and qualified diverse candidates; increased hires from diverse candidate slate.
  • Feedback from the employees and/or new hires and management
  • Feedback from workforce.
  • having diverse candidate slates for interviewing
  • Having diversity goals and seeing if those are being met by data.
  • Hires
  • Hires from Diversity Events
  • I need help determining KPI's! Currently using survey data
  • If the number of Minorities and women hires went up
  • If your internal/external clients, board, and employees reflect the world around us.
  • If your team reflects the diversity of your local community
  • Improvement on key metrics. Employee sentiment around Inclusion/Belonginf
  • increase in diversity hires
  • increase in diversity hires.
  • Increased diverse hires
  • Internal equity
  • it is new so don't have any measurements yet
  • it would beget more diversity
  • Key metrics
  • Look at hires and promotions
  • Look at your applicant pool
  • Metrics
  • metrics
  • metrics
  • Metrics
  • Metrics reporting (hire & onboarding, promotion, exit)
  • More underrepresented candidates interviewing
  • Not applicable
  • Number of diverse hires
  • number of diverse new hires minus diversity attrition
  • Numbers
  • Percentages of women and people of color being better represented in leadership roles; number of/impact of ERG Groups
  • Performing quarterly audits
  • Progression
  • Reporting on number of actual diverse hires
  • Reporting shows up an uptick in diversity hiring
  • retention
  • support from the executive team
  • Survey Responses, Feedback, Diversity New Hires Accepted Offers
  • take a look around
  • The employees are comfortable with Having uncomfortable conversations
  • The numbers need to show it
  • through organic employer branding
  • Track employee diversity metrics yoy
  • Unsure
  • We are developing a diversity program and looking for a good definition of Diversity and how to measure how it's working
  • We are getting one soon
  • We currently don't have much of one.
  • We don't currently have one, so would love to learn more on this topic.
  • We dont have a diversity program
  • We just started it.
  • We're attracting and hiring folks from URM groups
  • Wunderlich-Malec
  • Yes
  • you have a diverse population
  • Your staff is more diverse

Some of the attendees…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Bennett Yang Director Talent Acquisition Unknown
Mike Mattson Strategic Talent Advisor (VIA SecureVision) Papa Murphy's International
Becky Gramenz Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Open to Opportunity
Chase Wiggs Talent Acquisition- Technology Foot Locker
Amanda Mich Senior Recruiter Heidrick & Struggles International
Chelsey Kent Sr. Corporate Recruiter Epsilon
Martin Hancock Sr. Technical Recruiter Alteryx
Terry Killian Principal Talent Acquisition Recruiter at Informatica- We're Hiring! Informatica
Bridget Baggett Career Strategist & Diversity Consultant Twisted Career
Khadija Washington Team Leader - Talent Acquisition Southwest Airlines
Nancy Genitempo Associate, Talent Acquisition Operations Open to Opportunity
Erin Laramie Regional Talent Acquisition Manager HMSHost
Christine Graham Program Manager Lead, Ads, Core & Payments Staffing Google
Krystan Silva Senior Technical Recruiter Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Melissa Mendoza Senior Recruiter, Equality Talent Partner Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Stephanie Reese Senior Sales Recruiter Apptio
Nicholas Steinberg Talent Acquisition Manager Bluebeam
Lisa Wrezel Talent Acquistion Manager-Sourcing Centric Consulting
Kevin Oram Co-Founder Hivemind Careers LLC
Suk Dhaliwal Senior Talent Acquisition Lead Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
Katherine Amato Senior Corporate Recruiter Guitar Center
Dave Keldsen Talent Acquisition Manager Northrop Grumman
Kraig Baker Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager Echo Global Logistics
Cindy Wong Sr. Contract Recruiter Princess Cruises
Amanda Radice Senior Technical Recruiter, Design - Consumer + New Verticals DoorDash
Angie K. Manager, Talent Acquisition Netflix
Scott Hollingsworth Senior Corporate Recruiter Floor & Decor
Barbara Fasth Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner Menasha
Delaina Piowaty Senior Manager of Talent Aquisition RWS Group
Audrey Jolly Corporate Technology Recruiter Matrix Medical Network
Katherine Amato Senior Corporate Recruiter Guitar Center
Gillian Diamond Senior Manager Talent Acquisition Entertainment Partners
Claudia Castaneda Sr Talent Advisor U.S. Cellular
Denise Ward Technical Recruiter Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Kathy Simmons Talent Acquisition Lead Accenture
Juston Willis Lead Corporate Recruiter | SaaS/PaaS solutions | Committed to diversity & inclusion | Xray Unknown
Moe Karimi Independent Consultant Proozy
Ashley Greene Board Member Recruiter Gift of Adoption Fund
Mike Thomas Recruiting Manager Eagle Hill Consulting
Sandra Maldonado HR Business Partner and Recruiter Esri
Kelly McCarthy Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Team Lead Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC
Christine Drelling Recruiting DCBmore Global Team Lead - Technical Recruiting Sitecore
Ashley K. Recruiting Houston Senior Corporate Recruiter, National Multi-Business Veolia North America
Michelle McKnight Recruiting LA Recruitment Lead, Corporate Functions, Marketing & Sales Herbalife
Katie Bedney Recruiting Minneapolis Senior Talent Acquisition Partner Prime Therapeutics
Marvin Smith Recruiting Seattle Talent Sourcer, Software Engineering | Talent Engagement Strategist Lockheed Martin
Marita Arevalo Recruiting Seattle Senior Healthcare Recruiter-Diversity Channels Aegis Living
Kayla Kahl Recruiting SFBA Lead Recruiter Marqeta
Megan Dent Recruiting SFBA Recruiting Manager - Software Aurora
Tracie Connors Recruiting SFBA Principal Technical Recruiter Cyber Security Verizon Media
Sydney Clark Recruiting SFBA University and Diversity Sourcer Udemy
Joe Shanbaum TA Leaders Sr. Manager Talent Acquisition - Americas Visteon Corporation
John Capozzi TA Leaders Director of Recruiting and Retention On-Ramps To Careers
Monica Silverstein TA Leaders Chief Human Resources Officer Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
James Molloy TA Leaders Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition Spectrum Reach
Delta Stein TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition / Diversity & Inclusion Chair Frontier Technology
Vira Trevino-Garcia TA Leaders Recruiting Consultant Hexcel Corporation
Melissa Rutledge TA Leaders Talent Acquisition Director Point B
Arhonda Reyes TA Leaders Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SEKISUI Aerospace Corporation
Daniel Goyeneche TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Clickatell
Kellie Brady TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition AxoGen
Candice Bristow TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting Expel
Meredith Beamish TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Illuminate Education, Inc.
Rachel Racr TA Leaders Field Director of Talent Acquisition HCA Healthcare
Kreisler Ng TA Leaders Head of People Cprime, Inc
Rachel Cupples TA Leaders Senior Recruiter Textio
Angus Dobbie TA Leaders Director & Senior Recruiting Manager - Institutional Clients Group Citi
Joseph O'Boyle TA Leaders Global Head of Talent Acquisition - Data & Analytics Division London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)
Chrissy Gibson TA Leaders VP/Talent Acquisition Delivery Consultant, Senior UMB Bank
Michael Martinolich TA Leaders Head of Global Recruiting NERA Economic Consulting
Jean Sheehan TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition ConServe
Nancee Martin TA Leaders Managing Director, Corporate Recruiting AvAirPros
James Perduto TA Leaders Head of Americas Talent Acquisition BNP Paribas
Marci Caudle TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition & Development Frontline Education
Joe Giadone TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc.
Tamara Garlett TA Leaders Principal Recruiter DocuSign
Steven Green TA Leaders Talent Acquisition Partner - Technology Recruiting Dairy Farmers of America
Emmanuele Bowles TA Leaders Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Florida International University
JoDee Klinker TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Carson Group

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