Recruitment Strategies for Targeting the Most Diverse and Capable Candidate Pools

Inclusion 2019: Shifting Workplace Culture
Learn actionable methods for targeting diverse populations and why diversifying the employee pool is important for your organization’s bottom line.

This session will demonstrate how to overcome the most challenging workforce issues, why diversifying is necessary, and how to gain instant buy-in from leadership. Simple steps will be shared to refine job descriptions to be more inclusive, target diverse populations of workers, and approach candidates who have never held a full-time job in your industry. I'll also speak on how to overcome generational differences that are creating conflict in the workplace and recruitment strategies guaranteed to help you reach your most desired candidates.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what to say to gain instant support from leadership on introducing more diversity to the workplace.
  • Learn how to refine job descriptions to be more inclusive and welcoming for diverse populations.
  • Gain recruitment strategies for targeting your most desired diverse candidate pools.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Melissa DeLay


Melissa DeLay is the award-winning founder and principal owner of TruPerception. With nearly two decades of strategic and corporate communication experience—including consulting for companies such as Ameriprise Financial and the State of Minnesota, as well as senior positions with 3M, Carlson Companies, Maytag and AmeriPride—Melissa knows how to deliver the right words in the right way to drive change, manage crises, boost engagement and build a stronger brand.

Her first book “The Truth About Scandal: The Everyday Guide to Navigating Business Crises,” details Melissa's years of first-hand experience coaching and consulting professionals through some of the toughest communications issues facing modern leaders today. 

Salon D (Third Floor)
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
HR Expertise
Intended Audience: 
Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
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