Inclusive Hiring Practices
December 6th, 12pm-1:30pm ET/9am-10:30am PT (90 minutes)
"Implicit bias" is a term being thrown around a lot these days. And when it comes to hiring, we know it can create a smoke-screen that poses a real threat to our ability to hire the best possible people -- instead setting us up to hire people who we "like the best" or think are a good "cultural fit." It's one of the major factors that cause us to hire people who are like us instead of experiencing the amazing benefits of having a diverse team.
But what actually is implicit bias? How does it show up in hiring processes? And what can we do about it anyway?
This webinar is for anyone who is in a position to hire people, and wants to make sure they're not letting their own biases cloud their ability to make the right decision.
We'll also dig into some simple steps that anyone can take to improve the chances of recruiting and hiring a diverse staff. We're not going to solve all the challenges around fostering diversity in the workplace in this webinar, but you will leave with a handful of specific tools you can use in the context of hiring, and information on how to keep digging deeper to ensure equity across race, gender, disability, and more in your organizations.
The webinar will be presented by:
- Kaytee Ray-Riek, a consultant who has run dozens of hiring processes and now works with progressive organizations around creating brilliant, equitable team cultures, and
- Jeanne Rewa, a specialist in online training and facilitation, offering support as a consultant to social change organizations. Jeanne has years of experience coaching non-profit managers and boards on hiring practices that align with organizational values and help build strong, diverse teams.
How to join: Use the form on this page to sign up. We will provide you with a link to join the webinar. We plan to use Zoom, a free video conferencing software you will be prompted to download when you join.
- I can't attend at that time. Can I get a recording? We are not able to share the webinar video beyond participants in the webinar. We want the training to be a space where people can ask questions and share concerns, without worrying who else might see their questions. However, if the time of the webinar doesn't work for you, you can still fill out the form and we will let you know when the webinar is offered again. If there's enough interest from people who can't make this time, we will plan to offer it again in the near future.
- I've never heard of Zoom before. How does it work? Zoom is a free video conferencing software that works with computers, phones, and tablets. If you have a webcam, we will be able to see you (but you can choose to turn it off if you'd like). We'll also be able to hear you via your computer's microphone, and you can participate in the group chat as well. It's easy to get it working: When you click the link we provide to join the webinar, you will be prompted to download the software. It'll take just a minute or two, and then you'll be up and running. You can give it a trial run by going here. If using zoom on a computer feels too complicated for you, there is also the option to call in, but you will miss out on some of the interactive elements and you won't be able to see the slides.
If you have other questions, feel free to reach out to Kaytee at firstname.lastname@example.org.