589: How to Create Inclusive Hiring Practices, with Ruchika Tulshyan

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Summary: Ruchika Tulshyan: Inclusion on Purpose<br> Ruchika Tulshyan is the founder of Candour, a global inclusion strategy firm. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Harvard Business Review. As a keynote speaker, Ruchika has addressed organizations like NASA, Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United States Congress.<br> <br> Ruchika is the author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality in the Workplace, and most recently, Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work*. She is on the Thinkers50 Radar list and named as one of Hive Learning's Most Influential D&amp;I Professionals for the past two years.<br> <br> In this conversation, Ruchika and I discuss how leaders can adapt their hiring practices to attract more diverse candidates — and ultimately support inclusion inside their organizations. We discuss the importance of what to both include and avoid in job postings. Plus, we examine how well-intended interview practices can sometimes have unintended results on supporting diversity and inclusion.<br> Key Points<br> <br> Make the hiring process transparent from start to finish.<br> Include an authentic equal opportunity statement.<br> Refrain from using certain words in job listings. Examples include: rockstar, ninja, hacker, guru, manage, build, aggressive, fearless, independent, analytic, and assertive.<br> Emphasize skills and experience over professional degrees.<br> Avoid panel interviews and refrain from asking questions or having conversations about culture fit.<br> <br> Resources Mentioned<br> <br> Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work* by Ruchika Tulshyan<br> <br> Interview Notes<br> Download my interview notes in PDF format (free membership required).<br> Related Episodes<br> <br> How to Get the Ideal Team Player, with Patrick Lencioni (episode 301)<br> How to Be More Inclusive, with Stefanie Johnson (episode 508)<br> Start Finding Overlooked Talent, with Johnny Taylor, Jr. (episode 544)<br> <br> Discover More<br> Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.