Career AwarenessInterviewing Skills

Fair and Effective Interviewing for Diversity and Inclusion

Every organization knows that talent makes the difference in how well it can execute on its mission and goals. To have the best talent, companies must be able to attract individuals from all backgrounds. A diverse workforce brings different perspectives, spurs innovation, enhances problem-solving, and introduces new skills and markets. The hiring process has many components: outreach, recruitment, screening, interviewing, decision-making and following-up with accepted candidates. In this course, Vernā Myers teaches skills for interviewing, an important but sometimes overlooked aspect of an inclusive hiring process. Vernā explains three key barriers to fair and effective interviewing across differences: our cultural diversity lens; discomfort with difference; and stereotypes and biases. Using stories, examples, and humor, Vernā shows viewers how to recognize and overcome these barriers and shares tips interviewers can use to ensure that they are supporting diversity and inclusion.

Note: This course was created by Vernā Myers. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

Learn More