The Hiring System & Its Hidden Obstacles: A Roadmap to Increasing Diversity at Your Company

Presenter: Kevin Hardy – Director of Interim and Executive Recruiting, HealthTechS3
Date & Time:  June 25, 2021 at 12pm CT


Companies are spending tens of thousands of dollars to find and attract talent. The challenge is these highly competitive candidates are funneled into a hiring pipeline historically and systematically meant to screen them out.


Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will understand:

  1. Steps for uncovering systematic hurdles, obstacles and barriers historically underrepresented populations generally face while trying to gain employment and get promoted in your workplace. 
  2. Questions a hiring leader can ask to identify barriers potentially baked into the hiring process that may be preventing your organization from increasing representation among people of color, women, veterans, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and other minoritized populations. 
  3. Useful resources and practicable plans that will make it easy for you to uncover underlying crippling and systematic biases at your workplace and help you turn your company into a haven for top talent.

Interesting Fact: According to a Quartz at Work article, Fortune 500 companies spend a collective $16 billion annually on hiring, or roughly $32 million per company, according to Ryan Williams. He is a co-founder of Jopwell, a startup that matches minority candidates with employers, via an online database. About $2.5 million a year is spent on recruiting minority candidates, a figure that will at least double, and could increase four-fold, in the next several years as employers scramble to catch up to a country where demographics are changing rapidly.