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The following resources are updated frequently. Group-specific resources are listed on the left side of this page. Additional resources and support are available through the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
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- Best Practices – Diversity in the Workplace
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- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Here is a starter list for you to begin to generate ideas for your interview questions specifically related to DEI:
For candidates who believe that DEI matters, it is important to ensure that they are working within a company whose values match theirs. “… a company that truly values DEI”:
- Has made commitments to foster a safe and healthy work environment
- Is taking actionable steps to improve representation across all levels and titles
- Holds leaders, managers and employees accountable for actions and behaviors
- Has sought to center equity through all aspects of the employee process — recruitment, training and development, promotions, pay, benefits and more
Possible questions from students to prospective employers:*
- How does your organization define diversity? What lenses of diversity has your organization made a direct commitment toward?
- Does your organization have a chief diversity officer (CDO) or a designated leader to drive DEI and engage internal and external stakeholders?
- Has your organization made any formal commitments in support of racial equity?
- How does your organization center diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging?
- Does your organization offer any formal employee training around biases, anti-racism or general DEI?
- Does your organization have any affinity groups or committees to support diverse populations? If so, how do these groups contribute to the culture of the organization?
- What resources has your organization provided to its employees in support of COVID-19 and racial injustices?
*Adapted from the NACE online article, “Questions Students May Ask to Assess Your Organization's Commitment to DEI.”
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