CRC Hosts Diversity of Thought: Inclusive Hiring for All, October 27
On Thursday, October 27th, from 6-8pm, University of the Pacific’s Career Resource Center will be hosting a panel discussion called, “Diversity of Thought: Inclusive Hiring for All”. This event will be located at the DeRosa University Center Ballroom. Student Life Vice President Patrick Day will be moderating the panel. Diversity in recruiting is changing the way that organizations are approaching the recruiting process. LinkedIn has moved away from the traditional university recruiting model of attending career fairs at a certain number of top tier schools. Why? They were limiting their talent pool and they weren’t reaching the fully diverse talent market that was available to them. Other organizations are also moving away from focusing on a candidate’s “culture fit” within their organization and are instead embracing diversity groups to support employees’ unique backgrounds and points of view. Some organizationsare specifically hiring employees that are similar to their customers in order to provide the perspective necessary for offering more targeted and personalized products and services. The purpose of the panel is to discuss the changing landscape of diversity recruiting and how employers are adjusting their recruiting models to reach a broader and more unique applicant pool. We will ask the panel to provide their definition of “diversity of thought” and explain how this creates a more inclusive recruiting environment for traditionally under-represented groups – and beyond. Other possible topics of discussion will include what students need to understand in order to be successful in this recruiting environment, and how the Pacific community can better prepare our students to be part of a more diverse workforce.
Representatives from Pinterest, Yelp, Kaiser Permanente and Target Corporation are on the panel. It is the goal of the Career Resource Center to open the eyes and minds of our students that each of them has a unique background that adds value to what they can offer to an employer and that they should understand how to leverage that value for a successful career. Students will have a chance to chat with panelists after the panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
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