Why turn recruiting upside-down?
... résumés don't reveal linchpins
... standard recruiting practices don't attract diverse candidates
... you need a strategic approach to finding the right person
... several elements of the recruiting process are ripe for de-biasing
... hiring slow means hiring well
... successful companies don't hire cogs, they hire linchpins
"The linchpin is an individual who can walk into chaos and create order, someone who can invent, connect, create, and make things happen. Every worthwhile institution has indispensable people who make differences like these." - Seth Godin
... diverse teams outperform the competition
They make better business decisions 87% of the time.
They drive decision-making 2X faster with half the meetings.
They improve decision team results by 60%.
They reduce risk by 30%.
They improve innovation by 20%.
... human capital determines organizational success
"The value of a business is a function of how well the financial capital and the intellectual capital are managed by the human capital. You'd better get the human capital part right." - Dave Bookbinder
... biased decisions are bad decisions, and we are all biased
There are at least 10 ways unconscious bias affects hiring decisions.
... you can't afford a bad hire
the true cost of a bad hire is between 50% - 250% the employee's annual salary and includes:
lost worker productivity
lost time and expense recruiting and training a replacement
negative impact on employee morale and client engagement