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Gem’s Diversity and Inclusion Journey, Part 1

Posted by Lauren Shufran on June 23 2019

An Interview with our Co-Founder, Steve Bartel

At Gem, we believe that hiring a diverse and inclusive team is critical to building a high-performing company and fostering a culture that honors compassion—both internally and for its customers. So we want to start now, while we’re young and growing. Because “growth” isn’t synonymous with “flourishing” unless you have a strong foundation.

But we also recognize that the topic of D&I is nuanced. Its challenges are systemic and often unconscious. In other words, we have a lot to learn… but we also have a lot to unlearn: some blind spots to address, some stripping-away of assumptions. 

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A Sneak Peek: The Definitive Guide for Email Outreach

Posted by Lauren Shufran on June 11 2019

To say that the field of talent acquisition is undergoing a transformation is an understatement. For one, there’s a shift happening at the strategic level: Rather than awaiting inbound applications from active candidates, talent teams have turned their focus to capturing the interest and attentions of passive prospects. This approach—shaped by a market that’s seeing a growing shortage of talent, with more open positions than there are qualified and interested candidates to fill them—is proving fruitful. 31% of hires are actively sourced, and sourced candidates are hired at more than twice the rate at which inbound applicants are hired.

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