Inclusive Hiring Workshop at Impact
Impact are huge advocates of driving positive change around Diversity & Inclusion within the media and creative industry and we consistently welcome the opportunity to enhance our skills.
A huge thank you to Jennie Child who facilitated a fantastic and informative session with our team last week. Jennie is DEI specialist for Recruitment Network, an ex Talent Acquisition Director within WPP agencies and she now runs her own diversity consultancy, Balance.
Collaborating in small groups, we firstly took the time to acknowledge the barriers and bias that feeds into the hiring process. Guided by Jennie, our focus was then spent discussing positive solutions and how we can continue to positively influence our clients through the recruitment process.
We shaped our thoughts with:-
- Transparency throughout the recruitment process with our clients and our candidates
- Ensuring we understand our client’s position around inclusivity
- Understand potential adjustments a candidate may require
- Encouraging a diverse interview process
We wrapped up by creating a clear action plan that is both achievable to consistently deliver on and importantly, aligns with our values. Thanks again to Jennie for helping us stop and reflect on this important topic.