What we’re listening to: HBR IdeaCast, “New Recruiting Strategies for a Post-Covid World”
Why we’re listening: Curt Nickish and Lauren Smith’s conversation about Gartner’s recent recruiting survey hits on a lot of what we have been covering for the past few weeks. The McKinsey study we reviewed last month highlighted the underrepresentation of Black workers in high-growth locations. With the pandemic-fueled switch to a recruiting process based on skills instead of geography, organizations have the opportunity to introduce new DEI strategies from the initial hiring stage.
What makes this conversation even more important is that it also touches on misalignment between HR and hiring managers, as well as the siloing of HR within an organization. At ideascape, we see cross-functional priority alignment as the ultimate game-changer for sustainable DEI strategies. We drive positive momentum in this area for our members, who consistently come to us with the following question: “How do we all get on the same page?”