Pride Month: Standing for Social Equality and Racial Justice

At Hired, we stand for social equality and racial justice. We believe driving change starts with awareness and transparency, but doesn’t end there. As a career marketplace, we have a responsibility to lead by example and ensure we invest in building a truly equitable future for all.

To all black queer community members, we see you and we stand with you. This year, we are embracing Pride Month and the historic revolution led by the Black Lives Matter movement through the following initiatives and programs.

Thought Leadership

  • Hosted two Inclusion Panels this month for the tech community focused on how employers can promote psychologically safe workplaces and reduce bias in hiring, watch here. A big thank you to our expert panel of speakers who invested their time for these events.
  • Continuing to share actionable ways employers can drive change through company wide DE&I programs and build distributed teams that are both diverse and inclusive
  • Hosting an upcoming virtual career coaching session for tech workers on Barriers to Entry: Overcoming Discrimination in Your Job Search on July 8th. If you’re interested, register here.

Employee Resource Group

  • Held two Racial Injustice Roundtable meetings for our global offices to unite and gain a better understanding of systemic racism and share resources to overcome it. We plan to hold monthly discussions to further the anti-racism conversation within our workplace. If you are interested in creating an employee resource group in your organization to represent a marginalized community, here are some ways to get started.
  • Updating our DE&I Calendar available to all global employees filled with external events throughout the year highlighting engagement with underrepresented groups, including this week’s Pride Summit from Lesbians Who Tech as well as events from Black Girls CODE

Education and Observance

  • Provided resources and information in the form of a Racial Injustice Tracker with links to vetted organizations. Encouraged employees to share and contribute to the resource hub; verified submissions. Our current favorite resource is the following Syllabus: 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge
  • Promoting an understanding of intersectionality and how black community members that are also part of other marginalized groups may face unique challenges within and outside of their multiple in-groups. 
  • Recognizing Juneteenth as an annual permanent and paid company-wide holiday for all employees. In observance, we encourage our teams to take action towards meaningful change in order to eliminate racism and advocate for equality and inclusiveness to our communities worldwide.