Episode 003: Hiring People For Diversity with LaToya Allen of SheNomads

October 12th, 2016 · 47 mins 56 secs

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “Well, Technically...” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

01:34 – LaToya Allen’s Introduction

03:18 – Dear Tech Companies: Focus on Diversity, Not Foosball

08:14 – How does “the team photo” reflect on you and your company?

10:33 – Article Backlash; Interviewing/Hiring People for Diversity

15:11 – The Talking-Over-People Culture

Ruby DCamp

17:37 – Improving Job Postings; How do you find a company to work for that’s good?

“Save your ninja moves for the alley!” ~ Jessica Kerr

23:16 – What is something that your company or coworkers or someone at work did that made you feel included?

26:18 – “Signaling”

30:54 – The SheNomads Job Board and the Vetting Process

  • Commitment to diversity inclusion
  • Provide meaningful work
  • Offer reasonable pay

33:33 – #talkpay

Salary Negotiation with Ashley Powell

  • Use Google / Indeed.com
  • Talk to recruiters
  • Talk to your peers

35:56 – SheNomads and Remote Work

Dave: Thinking more about signaling.

Astrid: I’m not the only person turned off by ninja-stuff.

Coraline: Bringing marketing personas into the recruiting process.

Sam: Recognizing the impulse to interrupt and taking a step back.

LaToya: Thank you for Greater Than Code!

Jessica: Gratitude for remote work and diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Listener Call to Action:

If you are not a remote worker, talk to management and see if you can work from home one day per week to introduce the idea of remote work and prove that you are effective and efficient even if you are not present in the office.

If you are in a management position, go work from home yourself at least one day per week, so you can build some empathy for what it’s like to be on the other side of those tools and that divide, so you can more effectively incorporate your more distributed teammates.

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