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    MVHRA Meeting - presentation: Inclusive Hiring Practices

    Date: November 2, 2022, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    via zoom
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    Presentation Title: “Inclusive Hiring Practices”

    Presented by: Mollie Frideres-Smith, founder of MFS Consulting

    Presentation Overview: Talent no longer solely means the expertise and skills necessary to complete a job effectively. It also refers to a diverse array of experiences, viewpoints, and backgrounds. Evidence from academic institutions, federal and state agencies, consulting firms, think tanks, and employment services companies prove that more diverse organizations show increased profitability and better decision-making. Traditional sourcing and recruitment practices are insufficient and organizations that continue to lack diversity in their candidate pools must reevaluate their avenues for identifying and engaging with talent. An inclusive recruitment strategy considers different backgrounds, experiences, opinions, and values to build diverse teams in which innovation and healthy conflict will flourish. Continual employee engagement provides a sustained workplace dynamic that stimulates creativity, dedication, and motivation. Providing equal opportunities for this continued engagement is paramount for an organization's diversity and inclusion efforts to be successful.

    This program will help participants set effective strategies and initiatives that will:

    • Set clear targets informed by real data
    • Develop programs to support members of underrepresented groups
    • Receive support from leaders who want credible, tangible, and sustainable change to occur at the organization
    • Foster a sense of belonging among all employees

    Speaker’s Background & Experience:

    Mollie Frideres-Smith, founder of MFS Consulting, LLC, has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources working in professional and leadership positions. Mollie earned her B.S. in Psychology and Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University. She remains active in SHRM as the Diversity Chair for the Cyclone SHRM chapter and has earned a Diversity and Inclusion certification through the HR Certification Institute. She shares her passion of learning and helping others by serving on HR advisory committees for multiple non-profit boards, as an ambassador of the Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, and Director of Advocacy for the National Association of Women Business Owners Iowa chapter. Mollie is also an adjunct professor at Des Moines Area Community College teaching a course in Human Resources.

    This program has been pre-approved for 1 HRCI (General) PHR/SPHR & 1 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Professional Development Credit.

    “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”