What you'll learn?

  • The concept of diversity and inclusion and why it should be celebrated
  • Build an audit plan and auditing your HR department in order to determine opportunities for improvement 
  • Create a strategic plan for diversity and inclusion
  • Develop unique ways to expand the talent pool in order to expand the diversity in potential candidates
  • Develop interview questions that determine a candidate’s ability to work in a diverse workforce 
  • Imbed diversity and inclusion into your organization through performance management 
  • Empower employees to discuss diversity and inclusion
  • Create diversity networks and employee resource groups, and employ them to become the heart of a diversity and inclusion program
  • Overcome the challenges you face when implementing diversity and inclusion

Overview of the webinar

An organization that is truly inclusive focuses on diversity in every nook and cranny of its organization and by being inclusive an organization can gain competitive advantage in the market. This course outlines the concept of diversity and its benefits to your organization. The course will then provide you with a strategic plan to implement programs and develop unique ways to expand the target pool, develop interview questions, and imbed diversity into the organization through performance management. Overall you will not only receive guidance on how to implement programs, you will also receive the tools needed to overcome challenges the organization faces when developing diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

Area Covered In The Webinar

After attending this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Avoid hiring mistakes
  • Describe their organizational culture
  • Hire individuals that fit within the organization’s culture
  • Conduct a thorough job analysis
  • Write effective job descriptions and job postings
  • Develop behavior-based interview questions and selection standards
  • Determine innovative recruiting strategies
  • Prepare for the interview and conduct effective, goal-directed, and consistent interviews
  • Understand and comply with legal guidelines
  • Screen applicants
  • Make the job offer
  • Create an onboarding program that works

Why should you attend?

Employers who want the competitive advantage know that they must go above and beyond the requirements of the law and create an inclusive environment where the needs of all employees can be met. It is imperative that an organization is truly diverse throughout to maintain inclusivity.  For example, HR policies regarding flexibility are in line with employee needs, benefits programs match the needs of the workforce, performance management rewards those who celebrate inclusiveness, the business seeks diversity in its pool of vendors, and more. 

The most successful companies in the world place diversity high on their priority list. Having a diverse workforce promotes creativity and innovation and allows you to reach a more diverse customer base, it increases retention, and helps make your company a great place to work.

Who Will Benefit?

  • HR Professionals
  • Business Consultants
  • EAP’s
  • Business Owners
  • Leaders, Directors, Managers and Supervisors
  • Employee Relations
  • Union representatives or members

About the speaker

Catherine M. Mattice

Years of Experience: 14+ years

Catherine M. Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCPis President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Chevron, the