Diversity: An Entirely Different Perspective

A SHRM Webcast

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Presenters: Rusty Lindquist, BambooHR, and Michelle Reed, SkillSurvey

Program Date: October 2016. This program is no longer available. See a list of all currently available webcasts.

Program length: 60 minutes

Diversity initiatives often revolve around race and gender -- only two components of a much larger diversity spectrum. In this program, Rusty Lindquist of BambooHR and Michelle Reed of SkillSurvey expand the definition to include diversity of opinion, skill, experience and more. The program will focus on the role this kind of diversity plays in organizational health and market success. Lindquist and Reed will talk about what you can do to encourage, architect and accommodate diversity. They will also talk about biases, the most common cause of diversification difficulties.

Organizations need to think more holistically to drive toward larger outcomes and to guard against risk. This program will offer a new perspective on diversity and practical, immediate approaches toward achieving it.

About the Presenters: Rusty Lindquist is the vice president of Strategic HR Insights at BambooHR. In that capacity, he studies the intersection of organizational behavior, talent management and HR strategy, all within the dynamics of small to medium-sized businesses. Prior to joining the BambooHR team, he spent three years leading product innovation in the learning and development industry and 15 years running product in SAAS companies.

Michelle Reed is the chief marketing officer at SkillSurvey. In this role, she collaborates with customers, partners and industry experts to help strategically impact critical points in the talent lifecycle. A results-oriented, hands-on marketing and communications executive with over two decades of experience working in the technology sector, she has also held roles in software development, communications, college recruiting and human resources.

Recertification Credit

Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM and recertification from the HR Certification Institute (general credit).

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by BambooHR


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