DE&I in Recruitment: Getting Management on Board

Do you work in HR or Talent Acquisition and want to make your company’s recruitment processes DE&I focused? 

HR and TA leaders championing DE&I often face pushback from management when suggesting that traditional recruitment practices limit candidate diversity and harm the talent pool. So how can you get leadership to see the importance of DE&I in recruitment?

In this webinar, Charlotte Melkert (CEO at Equalture) and Gwen Kolader (VP – DE&I at Hexaware and Mobiquity) talk about the importance of approaching DE&I from a business perspective.

Here are the main takeaways

  1. Most management boards in companies are not yet intrinsically motivated ot driven by “doing the right thing”, this means that building a business case to show them the business value for DE&I is needed to start a conversation.

  2. The next step then is identifying the main challenges , such as the talent shortage, high turnover rates or the struggle to gain international foodhold, and linking them to DE&I.

  3. Meeting management where they are and confronting them with numbers and statistics is effective and can lead into further training and conversations around awareness and unconscious bias.

Watch the full webinar to learn all about the different approaches to building a business case and how to follow up when you have a listening ear.

Gwen Kolader

A bit about

Gwen Kolader

Gwen Kolader has almost 20 years of experience in People & Culture. She worked as Director of Human Resources for Cognizant and now works as VP – Global Head DE&I for Hexaware and Mobiquity. Her passion has always been in Diversity and Inclusion, as D&I is not only the right thing to do, but it is also a crucial business growth enabler.

Gwen’s focus area within the Breaking Bias Expert Panel is Inclusive Leadership.

A bit about

Charlotte Melkert

With years of experience in the field of recruitment, both by starting a recruitment agency as well as being the Co-Founder & CEO of the hiring software company Equalture and her dedication to ensuring equal opportunities in hiring is truly admirable.

Her first years of being an entrepreneur have led her to several public speaking activities and nominations, including the top 8 most talented female entrepreneurs of The Netherlands, Forbes 30 Under 30, Top 30 Most Inclusive Leaders NL, LOEY Talent Award, Sprout 25 under 25 and Sifted’s top 14 European Gen Z Founders.

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