Laura Hilgers

Posts by Laura Hilgers

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    How Capital One Holds Itself Accountable on Diversity and Inclusion

    April 12, 2021

    When Shavonne Gordon, pictured above, took the job as head of Capital One’s diversity recruiting in 2014, it was a time, she says, “when the tech industry got called to the carpet for not having enough Black and Hispanic workers.” Shavonne knew the tech world. She started her career with Capital One as a systems and database analyst. Now, as vice president of...

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    How a Teenager's Viral Post Points to a Huge Hiring Opportunity

    March 17, 2021

    At the beginning of March, Ryan Lowry, a 19-year-old in Leesburg, Virginia, posted a hand-written letter on LinkedIn with a simple message: Hire Me. Ryan wrote the note to future employers, explaining that “you will have to take a chance on me,” because, even though he’s “gifted at math, really good with technology and a really quick learner,” Ryan is autistic....

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    10 Key Interview Questions When Hiring for Remote Positions

    March 10, 2021

    Of all the things that have changed over this last year, you can add to the list: interview questions. In the past, recruiters asked candidates about their skills, work ethic, and ability to get along with others at the office. But now that so many roles have switched to 100% remote, you need to revise your interview questions too. Even as vaccines roll out and...

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    5 Effective Strategies for Cultivating an Inclusive...

    February 25, 2021

    As many companies reassessed their diversity and inclusion efforts last year, there was a growing sense that even with all the...

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    3 Strategies from Top Talent Leaders for Creating a More...

    February 17, 2021

    Companies everywhere are working hard to get it right in terms of diversity — and for nearly all, that’s still a work in progress. “If...

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    3 Forward-Thinking Recruiting Practices from Industry...

    January 28, 2021

    When Lars Schmidt joined NPR as head of talent acquisition and innovation in 2010, the nonprofit was undergoing a transformation from...