Several agencies and companies are working to respond to these issues with specific teams and actions. Jackie Leung, director of talent acquisition at digital marketing agency Wpromote oversees all recruitment practices nationwide and leads the agency's diversity initiative for Industry Email List equity and inclusion. “Our overarching goal is to develop a vision, mission and action plan to create and foster an environment based on the awareness, acceptance and Industry Email List development of an increasingly diverse employee population” , said Leung. This includes the launch of a six-week digital mentorship program for students. “
For this program, we reached out to colleges we already have partnerships with and other colleges that rank high on the Diversity Index and organizations Industry Email List that work with underrepresented minorities in the advertising space. like COOP,” Leung said. The Industry Email List agency also launched an internal mentorship program tailored to underrepresented groups and continues to develop new employee resource groups (ERGs). Leung said, “We are Industry Email List reaching out to all employees and especially those who actively participate in our ERGs for referrals for our open positions to continue expanding our network in the community.
Bland also encourages college internship programs, especially with “Historically Black Universities and Colleges (HBCUs) and other distinguished minority organizations Industry Email List including NSBE, SHPE, NBMBAA, ALPHA and others. Additionally, companies should “create executive reverse mentoring programs that allow black and minority employees to coach executives to engage with individuals and teams,” Bland suggests. “Invest in diversity Industry Email List recruitment companies and minority-owned training and coaching companies.” Leung points out how easy it is for advertising and marketing agencies to keep hiring from the same pool of people