#ThreeTips: Hiring for Diversity

The goal of diversity recruitment isn’t to increase workplace diversity for the sake of diversity. The goal of diversity hiring is to identify and remove potential biases in sourcing, screening, and shortlisting candidates that may be ignoring, turning off, or accidentally discriminating against qualified, diverse candidates.

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Tom Alexander
On Conscious Bias

Unconscious bias awareness is a big theme in diversity and inclusion work these days. It is becoming increasingly prevalent, it is increasingly understood, and it gives us tremendous ability and facility to work with many partner organizations immediately.

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Tom Alexander
The Process of Meritocracy

One of the things that has driven me crazy over the years and working in diversity and inclusion is when people say, “I’m just trying to hire the best person for the job,” as an excuse for not being really focused on fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in the hiring process.

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Tom Alexander
Data vs. Information

We are getting people involved in the processes and we are standardizing information into data so that it is useful and accessible to everybody after being analyzed by the company to create improvement.

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Tom Alexander
Ashvin Lad Participates in Pat's Run 2019

Ashvin Lad is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs at Breakwater Chicago. Ashvin participated in this year’s Pat’s Run from the Pat Tillman Foundation. Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event to support the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Scholars program.

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Tom Alexander
Inclusion & Language: An Interview with Jill Bishop

I was hired by Chipotle to roll out culture and language programs across 130 restaurants. It was fascinating work, but after a year I started to think about ways to go off on my own, have more ownership in the work I was doing and also have the flexibility to raise a family.

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Elda Baez
Get Comfortable with The Uncomfortable with Erin Diehl

Erin “Big” Diehl is a performer, facilitator and professional risk-taker. Her mantra is “get comfortable with the uncomfortable.” Through a series of unrelated dares, Erin has created improve it!; a unique professional development company that pushes others to laugh, learn and grow.

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Elda Baez
Why Should You Invest In The Juggle?

The real question is why should companies invest in the employees who are in the thick of the work/family juggle? Because the dividends that companies receive far outweigh the costs, that’s why. But don’t just take my word for it.  

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Suzanne Reicher