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One of the most significant intentional and deliberate oversight in the HR process is not fortifying the internal recruiting of Black Professionals. Yes, HR, you are intentional, willful, systematic, and procedurally excluding Black Professionals from your internal recruiting strategy. Margaret Spence says in this episode, "You also allow your managers to deliberately hoard Black talent, preventing them from fulfilling their career growth and uplevel trajectory."
The biggest frustration for Black Professionals is the inability to move up within any organization and being told to wait your turn. The narrative of "you're not ready, and we will consider you the next time" – without any real roadmap or bread crumbs to follow. Talented Black Professionals are hoarded by managers instead of empowered to move up and advance into more challenging roles. Organizations aren't doing enough to address the internal recruiting gap for Black Professionals.
We build an excellent on-paper strategy to recruit Black talent from HBCUs or other institutions. But we don't do enough to empower upward mobility with a specific focus on up-leveling Black Professionals without having them jump through one million hoops to prove they are worthy of your advancement options. Sometimes it's much easier for Black Professionals to leave than move up.
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The Inclusion Unscripted Live Weekly Podcast is unapologetically honest about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We believe that to push beyond diversity by the numbers, we need to start having conversations that no one else is willing to have. This show is a platform for those conversations. Each week, we dismantle the status quo and help organizations understand how to stand up for professionals of color in the workplace.
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