Innovations in Hiring Practices: Encouraging Social Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace

Panel Discussion | April 3 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)

 Liz Lowe, Innovation Lead, Sustainability and Social Impact, Adobe; Virginia Martinez-Martin, Recruiting Lead, IDEO; Devan Vaughn, Program Manager, Global Talent Acquisition, Microsoft

 Don Moore, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

 Center for Responsible Business

Join us for a lunch-time panel which will discuss better alternatives to traditional hiring practices to create work forces that are not only productive but also socially inclusive and diverse.
Companies sometimes do a poor job of predicting future job performance and often discriminate against underrepresented minorities. How can companies avoid these pitfalls and implement better hiring practices? How can companies better work with their existing staff to also create more inclusive and welcoming environments which inherently attracts more diverse candidates?
This panel will discuss exciting, out-of-the-box hiring projects such as Microsoft's Autism Hiring Program, the Adobe Digital Academy, and IDEO is working on designing a world-case recruiting experience. These are programs that go beyond traditional hiring practices to intentionally help create workplaces that are more inclusive, diverse, and lead to better employee retention. They will also consider how their companies identify the challenges involved with creating inclusive and diverse workplaces, how to then research these problems and prototype solutions.

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