[Virtual] Breaking Down Bias: Equitable Hiring Beyond the Great Resignation

Thursday, December 09, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The nationwide “great resignation” has had a tremendous impact on the makeup of our workplaces. With turnover happening at record-breaking speed, employers are working more quickly than ever to make hires. While shortened hiring cycles are certainly helping to fill talent gaps, they pose a significant risk to workplace diversity and efforts to intentionally reduce bias.

From bias towards candidates’ education level and affiliations to preferences for those of similar backgrounds, when hiring teams lose sight of curbing potential biases, especially given heightened demand to fill positions, capable workers offering unique perspectives or unconventional skills can be overlooked.

This program will bring together local talent leaders and hiring managers to examine considerations that employers should make to ensure inclusive hiring processes even in times of rapid organizational change, including a closer look at job description language, interview practices, and more, to ensure that DEI remains a priority in our workplaces during the great resignation and long after.

Lori Armstrong Halber, Partner, Fox Rothschild 
Toya Lawson, Partner, Bridge Partners
Jameel Rush, Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The Philadelphia Inquirer 
Erika White, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Manager, Pennoni 
Moderated by: Marc Coleman, Founder & CEO, The Tactile Group

This Event is Closed


The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all. If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us here at least three business days in advance of the event. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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The Chamber will take precautions to ensure the health & safety of our guests, abiding guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) along with state and local laws. If you are ill, experiencing a fever, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID within 14 days of the program/event, you may not attend in-person programs/events.

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Contact Brittany Moore at bmoore@chamberphl.com


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