What does ‘Head of Diversity’ do exactly?

LinkedIn mtndew💚
Jun 7 34 Comments

Genuine question. If it’s to attract and hire more diverse pool of candidates, isn’t that a head of recruitment’s job? What do they do really?

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TOP 34 Comments
  • Intel tu_madre
    Shield company from SJW lawsuits, signal SJW virtues, and trash white and Asian male resumes. And in my company, give BJs to the CEO then with the board's help, move to become Google's VP of Diversity when the CEO's wife goes apeshit at the HQ. Usually the role is given to older African American females (the only demographic "more oppressed" would be an older LGBT African American female -- paging Wanda Sykes), but in my company's special case, it was given to a young-ish white female. The CEO's 🍆 was a big decision maker.
    Jun 7 4
    • Intel pFVD84
      Don’t forget the use of the corporate jets to shuttle her around for rendezvous encounters.
      Jun 7
    • F5 Networks RRA
      Don't know much about this. Was this the pretense under which they dismissed BK? Coincidentally when we learned that TSMC had pulled ahead?
      Jun 7
    • Intel tu_madre
      If 10nm was on time and BK didn't insider traded all his shares, the board wouldn't have fired him even if he banged all the female and male Accelerated Leadership Program MBAs at Intel.
      Jun 7
    • Intel pFVD84
      And as a shareholder, I would have applauded
      Jun 7
  • F5 Networks RRA
    A Head of Diversity takes up valuable space on your budget.
    Jun 7 0
  • New / Eng hellllooo
    Given all the cynical and negative responses on here no wonder this position exists. If you all tried a little harder to be inclusive maybe it wouldn't be necessary.
    Jun 7 9
    • New / Eng hellllooo
      Btw. Maybe you should consider that you're being passed over for hiring/promotion because you come across as a shitty person 😉 might not be anyone else fault.
      Jun 7
    • Intel pFVD84
      I have been promoted; now I get to see how the process really works. It is overt discrimination against white/Asian males in the effort to hit diversity numbers. If you substituted in “black” or “female” in the conversations when white/Asian males are used during the hiring process, the company would be fined tens of millions.
      Jun 7
    • Google lup
      @hellllooo two can play your game. Ever consider that the instances of females and minorities getting passed over might be because they come across as shitty?
      Jun 7
    • New / Eng hellllooo
      @lup must be that. They're probably posting online like @Intel about how all immigrants should be deported and how encouraging diversity and inclusion in a workplace is a personal attack and pretend hardship on them even though they've "been promoted". If so fair enough, fuck them.
      Jun 7
    • Intel pakajdj88
      Encouraging diversity means discriminating against white/Asian males. I am anti-discrimination.
      Jun 8
  • New / Eng hellllooo
    Crafts policy to try ensure that the makeup of a company isn't just a blinkered monoculture of white dudes like it is on Blind.
    Jun 7 6
    • New / Eng hellllooo
      Neither! Triggered?
      Jun 7
    • Amazon / Mgmt Db8db4
      You wish. I'm just happy they let you represent the braindead community here. For the sake of diversity!
      Jun 7
    • New / Eng hellllooo
      Haha are you a 5 year old?
      Jun 7
    • LinkedIn mtndew💚
      OP
      What kind of policy?
      Jun 7
    • Pure Storage iSSk05
      Pretty sure “Diversity” silently excludes Asians/indians from their efforts. Best I can tell it means African, Hispanic, wamen, gay and trans.
      Jun 7
  • Northrop Grumman karoshi_
    Make sure that hetero, middle age, white males are excluded and punished whenever possible for their crime of existing
    Jun 7 2
    • New / Eng hellllooo
      Boo hoo 😭 poor thing. Must be so tough for you.
      Jun 7
    • Tata Consultancy Services oooff
      Jun 7
  • Microsoft tfsUEwWt
    Post articles on LinkedIn.
    Jun 7 0
  • Google lup
    They diversify.
    Jun 7 0
  • Intel pFVD84
    Nothing, it’s a fake job.
    Jun 7 0
  • Google lup
    It's a relatively inexpensive way for companies to signal that they are woke to diversity causes.
    Jun 7 0
  • Pivotal / Eng PearlMilkT
    I’ve noticed a lot of them are more figurehead representations of diversity - some companies appoint clueless people to this role, others appoint people with more academic backgrounds in diversity. Potentially (and ideally) the Head of Diversity would understand research regarding not only hiring, but sustaining employees happiness via diversity groups, attend a lot of conferences, and overall improve the image of the company. E.g., trendy and diverse versus old and white. I’ve also seen them act as a pseudo-Legal clearer for marketing departments.
    Jun 7 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    The role is also about retention and customer relations.

    It is broader than recruiting new hires.
    Jun 7 0
  • Uber spaghetty
    I’m all for d&i recruiting efforts but I honestly don’t know because they don’t typically recruit
    Jun 7 0
  • LinkedIn mtndew💚
    OP
    How does that position help? Which company do you work for?
    Jun 7 0