Episode #101- The HIRE Initiative: Reimagining Hiring Practices & Promoting EEO – Adaku Onyeka-Crawford and Maya Raghu

In today’s episode, Teresa is joined by Adaku Onyeka-Crawford and Maya Raghu to discuss The HIRE Initiative: Reimagining Hiring Practices & Promoting EEO. Adaku is the Attorney Advisor, Office of the Chair, U.S. EEOC and Maya is the Deputy Director, Policy, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), US Department of Labor.

Teresa, Adaku, and Maya explain the Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE) and why the EEOC and DOL launched this service.

HIRE will:

  • Host convenings to examine organizational policy and practices to reimagine equity and expand opportunity in hiring.
  • Identify strategies to remove unnecessary barriers to hiring, and to promote effective, job-related hiring and recruitment practices to cultivate a diverse pool of qualified workers.
  • Promote equity in the use of tech-based hiring systems.
  • Develop resources to promote adoption of innovative and evidence-based recruiting and hiring practices that advance equity.

For more information on HIRE visit EEOC and DOL

Episode Timestamp

00:06Introduction and Disclaimer 1:42HIRE Initiative 13:26Break and Public Service Announcement 13:55Future of HIRE and Roundtables 27:49Teresa’s Closing Remarks
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Teresa McQueen, Esq.
Founder, Host and Executive Producer
Teresa is a skilled trial attorney (a recovering litigator!), Corporate Counsel for Western Growers Family of Companies, a published author and frequent speaker on a wide range of topics including harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. She is a Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and hosts the Workplace Perspective podcast to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer/employee relationships.*

*The views expressed by Teresa McQueen are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Growers Family of Companies, its officers, directors, board members, employees, or members.

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