Increase Staff Diversity

Add implicit bias training and staff diversity focus to hiring processes at all levels

To enhance Dartmouth's ability to attract a diverse staff at all levels, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition will work closely with managers across campus to integrate implicit bias training and an appreciation of staff diversity into the hiring process and structure. 

Accountability: 
Institutional Equity and Diversity/Chief Human Resources Officer
Issue: 

Faculty and high-level staff searches have the benefit of consultation and oversight from the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. A similar emphasis on implicit bias and diversity training will be extended to all hiring officers conducting other staff searches. 

Progress/Status: 

The Office of Human Resources is developing a manager curriculum for staff hires to be rolled out in spring 2017.

In the meantime, HR's talent acquisition team is publishing "T-Casts" (talent casts) to hiring managers to raise awareness and provide resources to support change. Read an recent issue of T-Casts

Outcome: 

The office of Human Resources launched their DartSmart program in 2016.

DartSmart is a training program focused on the skills required to effectively manage, retain, and build an engaged workforce. This interactive four-part series (three in-classroom and one online module) introduces policies, laws, operating procedures, and supervision and management strategies. Participants have an opportunity to explore issues that challenge and support an inclusive practice when leading Dartmouth's 21st century workforce.

A key component of this program is the closing, interactive session, "Creating an Inclusive Work Environment." The purpose of this training is to promote understanding of the policies of non-discrimination and protected classes in the work environment, raise sensitivity to bias and micro-agressions that undermine participants' credibility as leaders and impact their work with teams, and to reflect on one's role in contributing to an inclusive campus environment.

DartSmart is offered through divisional coordinators and will be available to new managers to ensure that all Dartmouth employees that supervise others benefit from the training.

As of the end of 2018, 370 managers and supervisors have completed the program.

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