Transforming recruitment: creating diverse and inclusive teams

This session will focus on how organisations can transform the way they recruit by changing the language of their job advertisements and recruitment processes.

It draws on the findings of a major 2-year research project based at the University of Nottingham, funded by the Government’s UKRI (UK Research and Innovation), where recruitment texts from 90 different global organisations have been analysed and re-written using innovative tools and techniques from linguistics.

The session will give attendees a set of practical recommendations, based on robust research evidence, for recruiting more diverse and inclusive teams.

With speaker: Professor Louise Mullany, Professor of Sociolinguistics and Director of Linguistic Profiling for Professionals, University of Nottingham, UK.

Speakers Bio:- Professor Louise Mullany has spent the last 20 years researching communication in businesses and organisations at the University of Nottingham.

She has published widely on this topic with a range of international publishing houses. She has successfully delivered training and research-based consultancy to a range of businesses and organisations, from SMEs through to large multinationals.

She has presented her professional communication research in a number of global locations including New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, China, Brazil, Argentina, Poland, Spain and the UK. In 2015, she founded Linguistic Profiling for Professionals (LiPP), a business unit and research consultancy.

LiPP delivers a range of different bespoke projects within industry, including a specialisation in issues of equality, diversity and inclusion.

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4 Comments

September 1st, 2021 at 2:21 pm

Jennifer Nunns

Hi will this session be recorded so it can be shared with staff who cannot attend?

September 1st, 2021 at 4:19 pm

Cyrus M

Hi Jennifer. The session will be recorded, yes. If you register for the session (even if you can’t make it), then the CIPD will email out a recorded version out to all registered email addresses. Thanks, hope that helps.

September 7th, 2021 at 11:11 am

Alison Pilnick

Hello, I’m just back from annual leave and can’t now register for this as it says sales have ended. Can I be added to the list for the recorded version please? Thank you

September 7th, 2021 at 3:54 pm

Cyrus M

Hi Alison. Sorry about that, the event is run by the CIPD and they must have closed registration. We will pass on your email address to the CIPD so they can add you to the ‘registered’ list to receive a recording of the event – keep an eye out for the email. Thanks.

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