Oleeo was delighted to host an exclusive breakfast seminar for talent acquisition professionals interested in diversity & inclusion on Friday 24 January 2020. Attended by recruitment leaders from over 30 employers, best practice discussions provided a stimulating morning. Here are the highlights and video recordings to recap on the event.
1. Measuring both the visible and invisible traits of diversity
Steve Ward, UK Business Director, Universum
The first talk explored how future business leaders and students in particular consider authenticity as standing head and shoulders above other expectations. This has to start with great D&I on show at every touchpoint.
2. How selection and assessment processes can improve diversity
Stephen Isherwood, CEO, Institute of Student Employers
Stephen's talk focused on how fair selection is essential to business prosperity and must come with real inclusion in all its guises. Recruiters must make this a priority and candidates look out for evidence of it.
3. Promoting diversity & empowering inclusivity
Kristofer Phelps, Diversity and Inclusion Manager and Alexis Curtis-Harris, Client Partner, Penna
Penna's talk paid particular attention on how attraction is a key pillar to demonstrating D&I but it's important to do this with tact and respect. The more ingrained this is in your business, the better it will come across.
4. Keeping bias out of recruitment
Charles Hipps, CEO & Founder, Oleeo
Charles focused on how data has a clear role to play in monitoring and reacting to D&I. The better the insights, the stronger the selection. Smarter working lets you track and react in real time.
5. Lessons and Inspiration from Leading Practitioners
Moderator: Josie Sutcliffe, Vice President, Global Head of Marketing at Oleeo
A panel of Oleeo clients concluded the day and answered a variety of questions around D&I in their businesses. Some of the thoughts that provided the most audience agreement included:
Thank you to everyone who attended. If you are interested in learning more on any of the topics explored in this recap, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.