More and more, people are considering culture and value above other reasons for the job and career he or she desires, especially for those of you who envision working for a company promoting diversity and inclusion (D & I). You can control the career choices based on factors you find more desirable. Some are choose companies where everyone doesn’t think like them or look like them. If that is what you want, then consider a diversity recruiter like Torin Ellis who offers 100% of his efforts to clients who want to create such a workplace.
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Let me share a little more about Torin Ellis. He’s been a recruiter for more than 2o years. Torin is the founder of The Torin Ellis Brand, a Human Capital Strategist, Diversity Ambassador, Interview Architect, and soon-to-be-author! He is the recent winner of Winner of Top Recruiter – Reign of the Bosses – toprecruiter.tv! He’s appeared in Black Enterprise and is featured on SiriusXM 126 on the “Karen Hunter Show” as a career guest expert.
Here are highlights from our episode:
- Torin offers his clients an earnest effort in providing diverse considerations in talent
- Finding diverse pool of talent is difficult, struggle in securing talent
- Diversity in thought, finding quality candidates with high skill levels – not just limited to race
- Diversity and inclusion speak to the culture, not productive without creativity and courage
- Torin mentioned Rosalind Hudnell, Intel’s Diversity and Inclusion Officer stating numbers in 1998 are the same as today
- Diversity works if leadership is involved and thoughtfulness and resources are available. Money must be put behind the initiative for it work
- Diversity and inclusion look different in different states. The effort should be measured not a fixed result
- Torin comments on the statement, “Diversity is about numbers, and Inclusion is about involvement for the long term…”
- True diversity and inclusion (D & I) there is no finish line – it’s an ongoing evolution
- D & I covers many parts of the organization so Human Resources should be the administrative arm in drafting and enforcing D & I policies and initiatives
- Large companies should have a D & I officer, and the company leadership oversees the tactical deployment of policies
- Job seekers desiring to work for companies promoting D & I should target a variety of them and look deeply into the company’s core values
- Look for press and articles showing proof of their claim in their D & I mission statement
- Connect with current and past employees to hear if their experiences match the company’s claim
- Job seekers are understanding the power of social media – but don’t fully appreciate the content from strong educational voices. People are more responsive to entertainment, pop culture
- Disparaging comments made on line can be viewed as who you are in the workplace
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