Learn how to build a company culture of belonging at Greenhouse Open Forum

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Your favorite hiring conference has gone virtual. Join us for the second Greenhouse Open Forum event, Building Belonging, coming to a screen near you on June 16 – free for all attendees.

Have you heard? Greenhouse Open Forum is back and better than ever. This year we’re bringing you a series of four one-day events. Each day is themed and tailored to your needs and goals.

The inaugural event, Join the Talent Makers, was packed with insightful discussions, fireside chats and workshops. Over 1,500 attendees from 56 countries joined sessions like Elevating the candidate experience with a hospitality-driven approach and From chaos to confidence: Why structured hiring is worth the effort. And don’t worry if you missed it – sessions are available on demand, so you can still explore any topics that spark your interest. Here’s what attendees had to say about the last Open Forum event, Join the Talent Makers:

Thoughtful discussions and wonderful speaking panels of industry experts. Seamless execution virtually – it felt like being in a ‘real’ conference.
–Open Forum: Join the Talent Makers attendee
It was well-organized, and full of interesting panels. I got valuable takeaways from the event and will apply some strategies to my recruiting process.
Open Forum: Join the Talent Makers attendee

Wondering if you still have time and budget to book your spot at the next event? Good news: All Open Forum events are virtual and free for attendees.

Build belonging on June 16

Join us on June 16, 2021, for the next event in the series. Building Belonging is an interactive DE&I event all about helping you hire for a more diverse, inclusive and higher-performing company. During this full day of engaging workshops, panel discussions and more, you’ll get guidance for turning your DE&I hiring goals into actionable strategies.

Building belonging is everyone’s responsibility

Successful businesses are built by talented individuals, but unconscious biases in people and systems can get in the way of finding them. A structured hiring approach can help you build more diverse, inclusive teams – and this event will show you how.

As mentioned in Talent Makers: How the best organizations win through structured and inclusive hiring, when it comes to building a culture of belonging, we all have a role to play. Talent practitioners can guide hiring teams toward more equitable interviewing and hiring practices that limit bias. Business and talent leaders have the power to influence through their actions and policies. But none of this happens automatically – it all takes intentional effort and strategy.

For diversity initiatives to be successful, leaders within the organization need to play an active role and set the tone for company-wide participation and support.
–Porter Braswell, Co-founder and CEO of Jopwell, in the Talent Makers book

The interactive format of Open Forum will help you gain the tools and strategies you need to create fairer and more equitable hiring practices. You won’t just walk away inspired – you’ll have a clear idea of specific steps you can take.

Hiring is one critical aspect of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts: it directly influences representation within organizations, and it is a core process where organizations have an opportunity to embed equity and inclusion into their decision-making.
–Joelle Emerson, Founder and CEO of Paradigm Strategy, in the Talent Makers book

Here’s what to expect

Sessions at Building Belonging include Mindfulness and diversity: Discover the science behind bias and how to create change with compassion, Embracing inclusive leadership in a remote/hybrid working world and How to foster fairness and inclusion: A guide for recruiters and hiring managers.

Attendees can expect the same interactive learning experience that’s synonymous with Greenhouse – from customer success stories to thought leadership discussions you won’t want to miss.

The digital event format allows members of our Open community (that’s you!) to participate, learn, collaborate and network with peers and experts. You’ll have the chance to join networking roundtables, which will be focused conversations on DE&I topics.

We hope you’ll join us on June 16 for Open Forum: Building Belonging, where we’re bringing together the best minds in hiring and DE&I. All sessions are free to attend, so register now to save your spot.

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Melissa Suzuno

Melissa Suzuno

is a freelance writer and former Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse. Melissa previously built out the content marketing programs at Parklet (an onboarding and employee experience solution) and AfterCollege (a job search resource for recent grads), so she's made it a bit of a habit to help people get excited about and invested in their work. Find Melissa on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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