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Hiring & Retaining Diverse Talent

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT


In such a turbulent market, attracting and retaining talent remains pivotal for the success of your organization and the well-being of your employees. The pandemic challenged organizations to continue to deliver meaningful employees and candidates in a more resilient workforce, despite shrinking HR teams, limited human contact opportunities, and ever-changing hiring needs.

While the benefits of a multi-generational workforce may seem obvious, they can easily be overlooked. Organizations must redesign their talent acquisition process with a smaller recruiting force and more selective talent bases– simply redeploying existing resources isn’t enough.


What You Will Learn

Learn how to create an inclusive work culture, prioritize diversity, recruit multi-generational employees, and build an inclusive workspace, both in person and in remote work settings. This course includes discussion and interactive practice techniques that will explore various considerations for attracting, recruiting, and retaining an age-diverse workforce.


Key Outcomes

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

Differentiate between unconscious bias and cognitive bias

Explain how to assess and address workplace bias

Describe strategies to increase diversity and reduce bias in your hiring process

Identify potential strengths and challenges of a particular generation

Describe the importance of organizational culture and its relation to multi-generational diversity

Identify how to retain an age-diverse workforce



Marisa Crawford Gray, EdD, is the founder of Intentionally Designed Solutions (IDS), a boutique organization that focuses on diversity, inclusion, and equity for workplace empowerment. She makes no apology for her passion for building inclusive and equitable work cultures that empower others to be honored, valued, and respected. She recognizes that an organization is only as good as its culture-and building that culture is not only a role for HR; it’s every manager’s and employee’s responsibility. In today’s world, an inclusive and equitable work environment is not just a nice-to-have; it can make or break a company.

Marisa now resides in Kansas City after living in Pennsylvania for several years. She formed IDS after 15 years in higher education, ten years in non-profit, and five years working with numerous training and development and diversity and inclusion consulting firms. She has served on multiple boards and committees focused on education, workplace development, and economic development in the metro region.

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