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Alright so fine there were not many diversity initiatives in the past and not a huge push to create more diversity in organizations. But now is the time you can change that. Moving forward you can put these these initiatives in place.

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My take is that it makes it difficult to achieve hiring diversity that’s relatively equal to geographical diversity when the qualified candidate pool isn’t equally as diverse as well. That just creates situations where you have a quota so you pass on a qualified candidate solely because of their race. I think a better long term approach is to invest in development of underrepresented groups. Like what Girls Who Code has done for females in technology. Most major companies these days have diversity hiring initiatives. It’s certainly a good thing but it’s not enough.


No, SA1. I literally said “I hope you feel the same way about nepotism.”

1. Hiring funnel needs to be diverse. Its one thing if you only have 1 token black applicant and he doesn’t get the offer vs having more than just the token. 2. Discussions about “fit”—please, stop using generic terms like “culture” and “fit.” Instead, push yourself and your coworkers to actually define what about an individual makes him a good/bad fit. Hint, if they’re ashamed to verbalize it, it’s not a relevant point. 3. For interns/college recruiting—try to think of potential versus realized accomplishments, and differentiate between accomplishments that the kid hustled herself for, vs someone set it up for her.

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I think the key is more diversity at the top - C-suite, the board, etc.


Can you please elaborate on what specific “diversity initiatives” you’d like to see?


Ya to your point CD1, the only time you should have all white men is if your product is only for all white men. If you want to sell to every demographic you need every demographic in there


Doesn’t diversity initiatives emphasize on racial differences? I.e. I thought any decision made with consideration to skin colour is bad. Including when you allocate “plus” points to being a visible minority.


Ya but you also have to get people into the agency first


Ya I agree there’s a mix of that too

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