Guest Post: As one of the few female tech CEOs in Boston, I feel a tremendous amount of pressure to hire a diverse team. I fully believe that diverse teams are better teams. As a female CEO I thought it would be easier for me to find strong female candidates than other male founders, but historically, we have received 95% male applicants for all job postings which has led to a male-dominated team.
This is a guest post from Maya Humes and the Lever team, who recently released their Diversity and Inclusion Handbook. Attracting, recruiting, and retaining diverse candidates isn’t rocket science, nor is it a walk in the park. It is a constant work in progress that – if done right – rewards you with tangible successes along the way. As long as you keep experimenting, iterating, and requesting input from both candidates and employees, it’s possible to build the diverse and inclusive culture you seek step-by-step. Lever’s new 70-page Diversity & Inclusion Handbook lists countless strategies to help teams do exactly that. Currently comprised of 50 percent women and 53 percent women in leadership, we share the journey that brought us here[…]
We’re excited to announce the launch of diversityreports.org, a free community resource to share data about diversity programs. You can check it out on Product Hunt too. See a collection of diversity reports in a side-by-side comparison. Compare your current company diversity metrics, set new goals for hiring, and see whose at the top of the list in these diversity categories. Now that we’ve compiled the information for you, you can stop searching the Internet for diversity reports at other companies and start browsing DiversityReports.org. We hope you enjoy it, discuss it with your peers, and send us any feedback at [email protected] Enjoy, Vinayak + Team Drafted
While almost every corporate HR team is making progress towards developing a more inclusive and diverse workforce, some HR leaders think the conversation on diversity isn’t moving fast enough. Some companies implement baselines like the NFL’s Rooney Rule, which requires considering at least one diversity candidate in a cycle. Most companies with a large enough team have sensitivity training of some sort, and systems in place for assisting those who feel marginalized. But many HR thought leaders believe that the way diversity is addressed is simplistic at best, and even narrow-minded. Here are 4 thought-leaders pushing the conversation on diversity forward in 2017: 1 Dr. Roxane Gay – seeing the whole picture, not labels in isolation Writer and professor Dr.[…]
Creativity, diversity & inclusion – the key ingredients to Patreon’s success Patreon has helped creators and artists earn more than $100 million – and it was only started in 2013. The secret? Patreon is a company comprised of passionate, creative people. They’re a team dedicated to funding the emerging creative class, because they are the creative class. As a company, they’re also deeply committed to core behaviors, values and inclusivity. By creators, for creators Patreon helps creators earn a sustainable income, and make a living from their work without having to be a mass-marketed, commercially-known artist. Artists and creators, however, aren’t just Patreon’s clients, they make up the Patreon team itself. Almost everyone working there has an artistic hobby. Daily jam sessions are quite[…]
8 Actionable Takeaways From Top HR Leaders Human Resources (HR) is a changing game. Gone are the days of traditional, bureaucratic HR (sorry, Toby from the Office) as companies dedicate more resources to their most valuable asset: Their people. Leaders in Talent Acquisition and Human Resources have access to more resources than ever before, but also shoulder more responsibilities. To thrive in HR 2.0., execs need to be adept in everything from sourcing candidates to fostering diversity and bias training. That’s why we’re sharing advice from top talent leaders on 8 of the biggest trends in HR and talent acquisition, and how to adapt to them. 1. Diversity in a New Generation Key Insight: The numbers of women and minority hires[…]