Hi all! Just wondering, have you guys seen increased efforts recently, with regards to increasing the number of black professionals in your firms? Are you involved in any ways? Can we share some ideas?

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LOL it’s all performative. When I can’t even find a black senior to guide me you know there’s a problem and no amount of D&I meeting is going to change that. They will hire black people but the retention rate is trash and frankly I don’t blame them for leaving. I see what they’re going through . I am experiencing it.


Yes. We are recruiting more from HBCUs, with actual interviews and offers extended (and accepted) to show for it. Internally, I've been approached to coach more Black staff as well, which tells me that the eye is on retention, not just recruiting. I'm pleased, for the moment.


I am honestly surprised - Old CR here...But good surprise

I haven’t seen increased efforts recently because it’s hard now but I have seen and was involved in increased intentionality over the last few years. About 2 years ago, we focused more on both HBCUs and non top tier schools. We have a few programs specifically for black interns and one program geared towards middle school interns (8th graders working in professional environment). For retention, we focused on ensuring a diversity leader was involved in year end performance related meetings as well as paired up black manager+ with a career mentor outside of their coach or relationship leader.


I'm involved in the underrepresented minority internship program, as well as try to get involved in at least one event focused on retention each fiscal year. Both recruiting and retention are important, but retention > recruiting IMO.


I have not seen anything per say but am part of D&I at my office and I know we had multiple meetings discussions... It’s just hard right now because the market isn’t strong, we aren’t really hiring...

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