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 Recruiting Denver Director Talent Acquisition InnovAge
Christina Shareef TA Leaders Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Reddit, Inc.
Kim Lonas TA Leaders Director, Human Resources Exertis
Melisa Medrano Recruiting SFBA Manager, Talent Acquisition NGM Biopharmaceuticals

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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
Amanda Mich Senior Recruiter Heidrick & Struggles
Scott Hollingsworth Recruiting Atlanta Senior Corporate Recruiter Floor & Decor
Stephanie Reese Recruiting Atlanta Senior Sales Recruiter Apptio
Lisa Wrezel Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Lead Centric Consulting
Erin Laramie Recruiting Chicago Regional Talent Acquisition Manager HMSHost
Chase Wiggs Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition- Technology FootLocker
Claudia Castaneda Recruiting Chicago Sr Talent Advisor U.S. Cellular
Kraig Baker Recruiting Chicago TA Manager Echo Global Logistics
Barbara Fasth Recruiting Chicago Recruiting Manager Menasha Packaging
Kelly McCarthy Recruiting Chicago Senior Corporate Recruiter on the Talent Acquisition team Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC
Chelsey Kent Recruiting Dallas Sr. Corporate Recruiter Epsilon
Mike Thomas Recruiting DCBmore Sr Recruiter Eagle Hill Consulting
Christine Drelling Recruiting DCBmore Global Team Lead - Technical Recruiting Sitecore
Krystan Silva Recruiting DCBmore Talent Acquisition Manager Looking for Work
Delaina Silva Recruiting Denver Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant SDL plc
Martin Hancock Recruiting Denver Sr. Technical Recruiter Alteryx
Khadija Washington Recruiting Houston Senior Recruiter Southwest Airlines
Ashley Greene Recruiting Houston Board Member Recruiter Gift of Adoption Fund
Nancy Genitempo Recruiting Houston Associate, Talent Acquisition Operations Looking for Work
Vira Trevino-Garcia Recruiting Houston Director of Recruiting vcfo
Ashley K. Recruiting Houston Senior Corporate Recruiter, National Multi-Business Veolia North America
Sandra Maldonado Recruiting LA HR Business Partner and Recruiter Esri
Melissa Mendoza Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Specialist Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Michelle McKnight Recruiting LA Senior Recruiter Herbalife
Gillian Diamond Recruiting LA Senior Manager Talent Acquisition Entertainment Partners
Katherine Amato Recruiting LA Senior Corporate Recruiter Guitar Center
Angie K. Recruiting LA Manager, Talent Acquisition Netflix
Cindy Wong Recruiting LA Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Princess Cruises
Nicholas Steinberg Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Specialist Bluebeam
Suk Dhaliwal Recruiting LA Senior Talent Acquisition Lead Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
Katherine Amato Recruiting LA Senior Corporate Recruiter Guitar Center
Dave Keldsen Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Manager Northrop Grumman
Katie Bedney Recruiting Minneapolis Senior Corporate Recruiter Prime Therapeutics
Moe Karimi Recruiting Minneapolis Talent Acquisition Manager/Recruiter Proozy
Denise Ward Recruiting Minneapolis Technical Recruiter Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Becky Gramenz Recruiting Minneapolis Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Looking for Work
Tamara Garlett Recruiting Portland Senior Recruiter, Global Footwear Product Creation Nike
Mike Mattson Recruiting Portland Corporate Recruiter Papa Murphy's International
Kathy Simmons Recruiting Seattle Technical Recruiter Accenture
Arhonda Reyes Recruiting Seattle Senior Staffing and Recruiting Manager SEKISUI Aerospace
Marvin Smith Recruiting Seattle Strategic Talent Sourcing | Talent Community Strategist Lockheed Martin
Marita Arevalo Recruiting Seattle Recruiter Aegis Living
Audrey Jolly Recruiting Seattle Recruiter Matrix Medical Network
Juston Willis Recruiting SFBA Lead Corporate Recruiter | SaaS/PaaS solutions | Committed to diversity & inclusion | Xray Unknown
Kayla Kahl Recruiting SFBA Manager, Recruiting Operations Marqeta
Sydney Clark Recruiting SFBA University and Diversity Sourcer Udemy
Tracie Connors Recruiting SFBA Principal Technical Recruiter Cyber Security Verizon Media
Megan Dent Recruiting SFBA Recruiting Manager Aurora
Christine Graham Recruiting SFBA Program Manager Lead, Ads, Core & Payments Staffing Google Inc.
Terry Killian Recruiting SFBA Sr Technical Sourcer / Recruiter Informatica
Jean Sheehan TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition ConServe
JoDee Klinker TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Carson Group
Chrissy Gibson TA Leaders VP/Talent Acquisition Delivery Consultant, Senior UMB Bank
Joseph O'Boyle TA Leaders Global Head of Talent Acquisition - Customer Operations London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)
Michael Martinolich TA Leaders Head of Global Recruiting NERA Economic Consulting
John Capozzi TA Leaders Director of Recruiting and Retention On-Ramps To Careers
Amanda Radice TA Leaders Technical Recruiter SurveyMonkey
Monica Silverstein TA Leaders Head, Talent Acquisition and Employee Experience Univision Communications
James Molloy TA Leaders Sr. Director of Recruiting Spectrum Reach
Delta Stein TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Frontier Technology
Kevin Oram TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Operations DreamWorks Animation
Melissa Rutledge TA Leaders Talent Acquisition Director Point B
Joseph Yeh TA Leaders Head of Talent Apex.AI
Daniel Goyeneche TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Eze Castle Integration
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
Rachel Racr TA Leaders Field Director of Talent Acquisition Medical City Healthcare (Formerly HCA North Texas)
Kreisler Ng TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition & Public Training Practice cPrime
Bridget Baggett TA Leaders Director of Career Development & Engagement MOREHOUSE COLLEGE
Rachel Cupples TA Leaders Director, Talent Strategy & Partnerships Recruiter.com
Angus Dobbie TA Leaders Director & Senior Recruiting Manager - Institutional Clients Group Citi
Nancee Martin TA Leaders Managing Director Corporate Recruiting AvAirPros
James Perduto TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition & Mobility Programs Looking for Work
Marci Caudle TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition & Development Frontline Education
Joe Giadone TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Americas KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc.
Steven Green TA Leaders Vice President | Global Project Lead – Associate Recruiting |Global Human Resources Looking for Work
Emmanuele Bowles TA Leaders Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Florida International University
Bennett Yang TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition SoundHound
Joe Shanbaum TA Leaders Director of Technical Recruitment - Autonomous Vehicles & Mobility Ford Motor Company

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