Quotes & Comments…
“D&I needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in.” Bo Young Lee, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Uber
“Diversity strengthens our innovative capacity, unleashes the potential of employees and thereby directly contributes to our business success.” Janina Kugel, Former Chief of Diversity, CHRO & Member of the Managing Board of Siemens
“A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet
“Diversity is a critical component of today’s successful companies. A commitment to diversity and inclusion that includes our employees, our surrounding communities, product development and supplier relations provides a broad perspective of viewpoints—without them, creativity and innovation suffers.” Patrick Esser, Former President & CEO of Cox Communications
FM Broadcast – Winter 2022
Finding Diversity in the Right Places
In our Fall 2020 Newsletter, we talked broadly about celebrating diversity and the importance of building organizations that are open to new and different approaches to solving problems. Research shows that when teams are more diverse, innovation, collective intelligence, profitability, and long-term valuation rise. We want to follow up by sharing some practical ideas about how we find diversity candidates.
Like many companies, we too are actively working to integrate diversity & inclusion into our work culture, networks, and searches. In 2021, on retained searches led by FlemingMartin, 70% of our placements identified as women and/or people of color and we strive to continue to champion D&I.
There are multiple approaches to improving diversity hiring, and many steps to consider when developing your recruiting strategy. For us, it is critical to proactively reach out to underrepresented candidates. If you rely on luck or inbound communication from potential candidates, you will not be successful in finding outstanding candidates representing different backgrounds. You must consciously target diverse candidates, and one way we do that is by using Boolean searches in internal and external databases. In the spirit of sharing, here are a few Boolean searches that we have created for searching on LinkedIn: FM URM Booleans.
For us, a critical step is proactively reaching out to underrepresented candidates.
We continue to seek innovative and improved ways to find new and diverse candidates, and we would greatly appreciate any ideas or resources that others have found helpful. Feel free to reply to this message with your thoughts and/or any recommended resources. We appreciate your collaboration and partnership, and we look forward to sharing more ideas and resources in a future Newsletter.
The FlemingMartin Team
- Boolean Beats Bias: Strategic Diversity Sourcing Tips (Recruiting Daily)
- What a Diversity Recruiting Strategy Is (BetterUp)
- 10 Tips to Kickoff Your Diversity Recruitment Strategy and How to Build a DE&I Recruiting Strategy (Greenhouse)
- Five Steps to Improve Diversity Recruiting (SHRM)
Client Snapshot: Cityblock Health
Cityblock Health is focused on bringing better care to communities where it’s needed most. Founded in 2017, Cityblock was born as the first tech-driven healthcare company to provide medical care, mental healthcare, and community support such as food, transportation, and stable housing solutions for lower income communities with complex needs. The Cityblock team delivers better care to those who are underserved, by investing in highly personalized, prevention-oriented health and social care to drive down costs and improve outcomes from patients across the United States.
FlemingMartin is proud to partner with Cityblock Health and we continue to be impressed by the company’s deep commitment to hiring a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities that they serve. FlemingMartin placed a Head of Total Rewards & People Operations at Cityblock to help support the company’s next phase of growth and to ensure that the company meets its commitment of equitable compensation and benefits across the organization.
Like many other companies, 2021 was a big year for FlemingMartin. The firm completed a record number of searches, Laila Keith joined the team and officially launched our Digital Health practice, Chelsea Williams (nee DuHaime) married the love of her life, and Jonah Klein and his wife welcomed baby #2. We are all looking forward to seeing what will happen in 2022!
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