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Sourcing Diverse Talent at the Top of the Funnel

Posted by Lauren Shufran on July 8 2019

Where to Find Underrepresented Talent

In a recent survey Gem conducted at the Greenhouse Open and Talent42 conferences, 56% of our respondents cited “diversity” as the primary pain point their recruiting team is up against—a pain point that tied for first place with “sourcing.” Diversity and sourcing were also cited as two of the top priorities for talent teams for the remainder of 2019—which is great news, given that 38% of respondents currently spend less than 25% of their energies on sourcing for diversity. 22% said they don’t currently source for diversity at all.

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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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