REPLAY: Open Hiring

REPLAY: Open Hiring

Replay of Nykeba King, Global Head of Inclusion and Belonging at The Body Shop, talking to Matt Alder

I'm on holiday at the moment, but I want to make sure you've got plenty of Recruiting Future content to listen to until I'm back. So for the next four weeks, I'm going to supplement the new interviews being published in July by republishing some of my favourite episodes with conversations you may have missed the first time around.


The final replay for July is a discussion about The Body Shop's open hiring program with Nykeba King, their Global Head of Inclusion and Belonging. Not only is this an important look at diversity and inclusion it also shows what happens when you challenge some of the established thinking organizations have about talent, assessment, and hiring.


In the interview, we discuss:


  • Recruiting challenges at The Body Shop


  • What is Open Hiring, and how does it work?


  • No background checks, no screening, no education requirements


  • How Open Hiring is helping The Body Shop in the current talent markets


  • Making recruiting more purposeful with "Targeted Recruitment."


  • Replacing scrutiny with trust


  • Removing barriers and removing bias


  • Implementation challenges


  • The danger of second-guessing someone's ability to do a job


  • Wrap-around support to build an inclusive workplace


  • Time to hire, performance, and retention


  • What's next for Open Hiring



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