Weekly Diversity and Inclusion News: November 23 - 29, 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anastasia Miller posted in Diversity

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This week, Ford steps up effort to hire people with autism, NYC’s first transgender firefighter navigates work culture at FNDY, and more.

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Weekly Diversity and Inclusion News: November 16 - 22, 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anastasia Miller posted in Diversity

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This week, Microsoft ties executive bonuses to diversity goals, LinkedIn ditches internal college recruiting to improve diversity, and more.

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Weekly Diversity and Inclusion News: November 9 - 15, 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anastasia Miller posted in Diversity

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This week, find out why veterans make exceptional tech workers, how to write job postings that are twice as likely to attract female candidates, and more.

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Weekly Diversity and Inclusion News: November 2 - 8, 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anastasia Miller posted in Diversity

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This week, WNBA remains the industry leader in diversity hiring, Linkedin releases a survey on diversity in venture capital, and more.

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Weekly Diversity and Inclusion News: October 26 - November 1, 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 1, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anastasia Miller posted in Diversity

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This week, Airbnb realeased their diversity report with mixed results, workers with disabilities are making gains on the job, and more.

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Weekly Diversity and Inclusion News: October 19-25, 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2016 10:55:25 AM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Diversity

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This week, LinkedIn releases latest diversity report, Thoughtworks wins Top Companies for Women Technologists award, PepsiCo CEO talks diversity hiring, and more.

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Want Greater Diversity? Remove Bias from Sourcing

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2016 9:54:09 AM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Recruiting, Sourcing, Diversity

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For the last decade, sourcing has worked like this:

  1. Start with 400 million candidates.
  2. Filter aggressively until that number seems manageable.
  3. Lob messages into the abyss.

It’s not a perfect system.

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How To Revamp Your Employee Referral Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Sourcing, Hiring, Referrals

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Before getting into how referral hiring programs work, let's first talk about their goals:

  • To hire great people efficiently
  • To engage and retain your current and new employees

Now that we have goals established, we want to design the easiest way to achieve them. We've found the following three components to be the most important elements of a successful referral program:

  • Make it easy for employees
  • Use simple, altrustic incentives
  • Write great, short emails

This is the way great tech companies like Facebook and Google do it  they’ve cut out the unnecessary fluffy benefits, and identified the core need: an efficient way to recruit the best candidates.

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When Jobs Are Open Too Long

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2016 10:12:00 AM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Recruiting, Sourcing, Hiring, ROI

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43% of jobs are filled in the first 30 days, but the other 57% are likely to stay open for 3 or more months. Leaving a position vacant for 60-90 days is detrimental to your bottom line.

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Why You Should Adopt The Facebook Ninja Hunt

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2016 8:37:00 AM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Sourcing, Hiring

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Tech companies take hiring very seriously, but the hiring process can usually be a long and tedious one. Facebook uses something they call the "Ninja Hunt" — a quick practice that allows recruiters to build a database of top talent.

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