Mike “Batman” Cohen: Let’s stop talking about Diversity & Inclusion as a Strategy
Diversity & Inclusion is critical to your company’s success but it is not a strategy. Here’s why... D&I needs to be built into the DNA of your company instead of being treated with kid gloves. Besides, hiring like-minded people is bad for business!
"Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same." - Angelina Jolie
About the Guest:
Mike “Batman” Cohen is the Founder of Wayne Technologies, a recruitment training and search firm. Mike has over a decade of experience placing technologists, recruiters, and business development professionals, and has conducted training for Corporate and Agency Recruiters.
Throughout his career he’s learned several things that he’s committed to paying forward:
He has worked with a diverse group of clients ranging from GIPHY, Spotify, TripAdvisor, Digital Asset, MacDonald Miller, etc.
He contributes articles to SourceCon, has a chair in the Program Committee with ATAP, helps run SourceHouston, and is a Brand Ambassador for ERE.
Mike has spoken at:
Why is Diversity & Inclusion such a hot topic?
Why is this important to organizations?
Shouldn't we just be concerned with hiring the best person?
What about the alignment of core corporate values?
If Diversity & Inclusion isn’t a strategy, how do we accomplish it?
Rick’s two cents:
What should be your strategy?
The 10 Disciplines with Gino Wickman
Hiring the Right Person, Right Seat, Right Stage with Dean Stoecker of Alteryx
Pre-vetting Candidates Before the Interview with Payman Taei of Visme
Building an Advisory Ecosystem with Coco Brown of The Athena Alliance
The Characteristics of a Successful Hire with Allan Jones of Bambee
Hiring with Poorly Defined Metrics of Success with Kurt Davis of Stealth Smiles Startup
Aligning the “Why” in the Interview Process with Ted Bradshaw of EOS Worldwide
Maximizing VC Hiring Referrals with Rob Whalen of PTO Exchange
Hiring the Right Person in the Wrong Seat with Thomas Brunskill of Forage
How Your Company Can Hire Like Amazon with Steve Anderson of Catalyit
The Hire, Fire, Hire, Fire Cycle with Jason Sherman of Spinnr
How Conversational Interviews Breed Bias & Discrimination with Robert Hudock of Hudock Employment Law Group
The Perfect Recruiting Email with Dustin Riechmann of Simple Success Coaching
Top 3 Offer Mistakes when Hiring with Rick Girard of Intertru Inc.
Hiring Without Money with William Glass of Ostrich
How to Hire a CMO with Matt Blumberg of Bolster
When Hiring is Overwhelming with Karima Gulick of Innovent Law
Instilling Values into Your Hiring Process with Ken Babcock of Tango
The Secret to Hiring through an Economic Downturn with Rick Girard of Stride Search Inc.
How to Avoid Hiring a Bad Actor with Becky Wanta of Q5id
Getting Real with Bossy
The Sigma Femme Podcast
Best Seller Secrets
The Money Mondays