Austin Mosaic Awards Nominee: Paul Wolfe – Indeed

The Austin Mosaic Awards will be held on July 19 to recognize the best of diversity and inclusion in Austin. Ahead of the awards, so we asked Indeed three questions to show why they embody the best of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) space.

  • What are three words that describe you or your team?
  • What sets you apart from the rest of the pack?
  • What’s your advice to others looking for success in the diversity and inclusion?

What are three words that describe you or your team? 
Engaged, committed, growing

What sets you apart from the rest of the pack?

  • At Indeed, we help people get jobs, but it’s more than just our mission. It’s a promise that extends to all our employees, as well as our client companies and job seekers.
  • Indeed’s vision is to cultivate an inclusive workplace where employees feel engaged to unlock their full innovative potential. We believe diverse viewpoints bring different capabilities and help us strengthen our decision-making, develop better product and brand experiences, and fuel our growth.
  • As the world’s #1 job site, we are also in a unique position to connect with millions of employers, rally communities together and support efforts that democratize opportunities to help more people get jobs.
  • Some of the ways we prioritize inclusion include:
    • Indeed has multiple Inclusion Resource Groups (IRGs) led by employees and supported by senior leaders, along with the tools and investment needed to bring their initiatives and programs to life. These IRG’s have participated in global PRIDE events, cultural celebrations, and in-office roundtables, in addition to working closely with community organizations for diversity recruiting and giving back.
    • We’ve collaborated with partners around the world each year to recruit and support underrepresented communities. Recent partnerships in Texas include Austin Pride, Maven Youth Tech Camp, Catalyst, LULAC, Anita Borg, among other programs.
    • Indeed research is used to support broader discussions on challenges and help find new ways of thinking, including job search, employee engagement, and workforce data. Visit http://blog.indeed.com/ for the latest insights.
    • We support continuous learning and offer courses on topics such as Unconscious Bias, Cultural Intelligence, and Ally Skills to help employees understand the underlying barriers and differences that job seekers may face.

What’s your advice to others looking for success in the diversity and inclusion?

  • Focus less on checking the box for diversity, and more on creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging and empowerment. Once you have that inclusive culture, people thrive, want to stay, and will encourage others to be a part of it.
  • Make inclusion a business imperative. During a time where consumers have more choice and voice than ever before, bringing diverse backgrounds and talent to your organization will help drive better innovation and help you engage in the right, authentic way.
  • Build engagement across the organization. Active participation in grassroots inclusion efforts must be visible from the top down, and having a team of leaders and managers with diverse experiences provides relatable mentorship and support to help employees grow within their careers.

 

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