32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Inclusive Hiring: Overhauling Hiring to Drive Inclusion and Equality While Breaking Through Bias

60-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S5-G
When: March 12, 2020
Location/Room: M100ABC
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Matthew Hanzlik, Nielsen
Prerequisite: Familiarity with the current hiring practices of the participant’s organization


For many organizations, the journey to diversify their workforce begins at the beginning with who they hire. While programmatic efforts like diversity recruitment, inclusive job descriptions, and diverse slates are meaningful preliminary steps, these approaches alone have often failed to produce the intended results—hiring more women and diverse candidates.

Nielsen—the global measurement and analytics company best known for the iconic Nielsen TV ratings—launched an end-to-end pilot transformation of our hiring process as one of many actions to achieve a goal of gender parity in leadership by 2025. This interactive session will be an unvarnished immersion into our Inclusive Hiring pilot, including detailed steps we took to increase inclusion and equity, and manage biases at each stage.

We’ll share what worked and what didn’t, and foster a learning dialogue among session participants about how everyone can increase inclusion and equity in hiring at their organizations.

Learning Outcomes
  • Gain new perspectives on how to systemically overhaul hiring to increase inclusion and equity
  • Acquire practical tools from our Inclusive Hiring Toolkit that can be leveraged for your organizations
  • Take away prioritized action items to implement within your own organization

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