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Ways to create a more inclusive and considerate hiring process by ‍Lauren Tormey (University of Edinburgh)

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35 mins

Hiring practices tend to be rife with exclusivity, from disadvantaging people with limited free time to favouring highly confident personalities. This talk shares how a human-centred design team at the University of Edinburgh have been evolving their recruitment process to make it more inclusive and fair to candidates, and where the team still wants to improve.

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Monday, 13 November - 14:30-15:05 GMT, 9:30-10:05 EST, 6:30-7:05 PST

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Registration opens: 9 October

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Date and time:

Monday, 13 November - 14:30-15:05 GMT, 9:30-10:05 EST, 6:30-7:05 PST

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Hiring practices tend to be rife with exclusivity, from disadvantaging people with limited free time to favouring highly confident personalities.

In this talk, Lauren Tormey, Senior Content Designer at the University of Edinburgh, will share what’s currently wrong in recruitment practices and how to improve it. She’ll do so by telling the story of:

  • how her team started to question their own hiring practices
  • how they have since evolved their recruitment process to make it more inclusive and considerate of people’s time
  • where they still want to improve their process

By the end of this talk, you will come away with some tips and ideas on how you can adjust your recruitment strategies to be more inclusive.

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Hiring practices tend to be rife with exclusivity, from disadvantaging people with limited free time to favouring highly confident personalities.

In this talk, Lauren Tormey, Senior Content Designer at the University of Edinburgh, will share what’s currently wrong in recruitment practices and how to improve it. She’ll do so by telling the story of:

  • how her team started to question their own hiring practices
  • how they have since evolved their recruitment process to make it more inclusive and considerate of people’s time
  • where they still want to improve their process

By the end of this talk, you will come away with some tips and ideas on how you can adjust your recruitment strategies to be more inclusive.

Lauren Tormey (she/her)

Lauren is a Senior Content Designer at the University of Edinburgh. She leads a team of three content designers who form part of a larger multi-disciplinary design team, focused on improving the University’s digital provision for prospective students.

In her eight years in higher education, she has used her editorial, CMS, and UX skills to support the creation and maintenance of more effective, human-centred content.

In her spare time, Lauren is a keen runner and an advocate for a more humane immigration system in the UK.

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