Removing biases in the hiring process

It’s a proven fact that diversity and inclusion in the workplace are good for business. Unfortunately, hiring diversity is an issue that has only recently begun to improve. Biases (even the unconscious ones) in the hiring process are one of the biggest road-blocks in improving the diversity at any workplace. A report recently noted that nearly 25% of managers are “too busy” to implement diversity initiatives. It may be true that managers have too much on their plates to handle on a given day, but the stat reveals just how small of a priority diversity hiring is and it’s time we change this!

On the panel for this session we have:
1. Domina McQuade, Technical Recruiter, Microsoft
2. Carl Narcisse, Sr. Technical Recruiter, Slack
3. Madison Butler, VP of People & Culture, Sourced Craft Cocktails
4. Alicia Jessip, Inclusion and Diversity Manager, TEKsystems

About the Speaker

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    Domina McQuade

    Technical Recruiter, Microsoft

    A pilot turned recruiter, Domina has been a full-cycle recruiter for 8 years and at Microsoft for 4 years. She has recruited for SWEs, TPMs, SREs, Content Devs, Azure Advocates, and non-tech roles and is currently a lead recruiter for Azure datacenters.

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    Carl Narcisse

    Senior Technical Recruiter, Slack

    Carl has been recruiting for almost 10+ years now and is currently a Senior Technical Recruiter at Slack, developing and executing hiring strategies for Frontend, Data, Quality and Product Security.

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    Madison Butler

    VP of Culture and People, Sourced Craft Cocktails

    Popularly known as The Blue Haired Recruiter on social media, Madison has spent over 7 years in the industry and is passionate about building diverse and inclusive cultures that attract and retain talent. She is currently the VP of People & Culture at Sourced Craft Cocktails and COO/ Principle Curator for Seapine Advisory.

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    Alicia Jessip

    Inclusion and Diversity Manager, TEKsystems

    Alicia is the Inclusion and Diversity Manager at TEKsystems and is impassioned to develop, execute, and manage strategic programs, initiatives, and events in support of TEKsystems Inclusion & Diversity strategy that impact both the business and stakeholders, which include internal employees, consultants and clients alike.