Our path to broadening opportunity and building belonging is organized across four areas of work. Within each of these, we have set commitments with supporting initiatives.
We commit to continuing to innovate attraction, retention and promotion of associates of all backgrounds through our investments in our recruitment and on-boarding processes.
Initiatives That Support Our Commitment:
We will continue to invest in recruiting, retaining and promoting leaders and talent from underrepresented groups. As part of this initiative, we will partner with platforms specializing in career advancement opportunities for candidates from diverse backgrounds. This will help us expand our talent pipeline and grow the network of schools and employers from which we source candidates.
In 2021 we will build on partnerships including:
- Jopwell: A career advancement platform for Black, Latinx and Native American students and professionals as we source talent and identify talent candidates.
- Schools: Building on existing work with HBCUs, AAPI and Hispanic Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities to ensure a diverse pipeline of candidates, including for entry-level positions and summer internships.
- Organizations: Partnering with groups like Harlem Fashion Row and America Needs You that promote racial and socio-economic diversity to identify and curate potential top talent for the organization.
Enhancing Recruitment & Interview Processes
We have invested in our internal processes to ensure greater equity and inclusion through recruiting, interviewing and hiring of external talent. This includes the implementation of interview guides to help counteract unconscious bias, enhanced training for hiring managers and more robust tracking of representation in the recruiting pipeline.