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DEI Expert Serilda Summers-McGee's Modern Approach to HR

How I Hire

Originally released June, 2020. Before starting Workplace Change, Serilda was the Chief Human Resources Officer for the City of Portland, and has worked with clients like Wieden + Kennedy, the Portland Trail Blazers, Kaiser Permanente, the Oregon Department of Education, and many others. She believes in fostering cultures that accept people for who they are and empower them to thrive. Her book, Change the WorkGame: Building and Sustaining a Diverse Workforce, goes into depth about how to accomplish this and more.Highlights from our conversation include:Serilda’s approach to working with clients (2:46)Defining diversity, equity, inclusion, and transparency (4:46)Why many hiring managers fail to find and hire diverse candidates (7:46)The various biases that come up in the workplace (8:44)How sexism, racism, classism, and elitism play into hiring decisions (12:26)What it means to be ready for workplace change (13:36)How to be more successful in recruiting and retaining diverse talent (17:48)The importance of asking why you want more diversity in your organization (20:42)Why you should start by diversifying your network (23:40)What an inclusive selection process looks like (24:46)How to create a more inclusive culture (28:43)What role human resources should play (33:12)Why change requires leadership to act (34:12)Serilda’s strategy for hiring (34:51)Her predictions about the future of work (37:14)Visit HowIHire.com for transcripts and more on this episode.Follow Roy Notowitz and Noto Group Executive Search on LinkedIn for updates and featured career opportunities.Follow How I Hire:AppleSpotifyAmazonGoogle

43mins

6 Apr 2021

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550: How to Break Into Human Resources With Serilda Summers-McGee, Workplace Change [Espresso Shots]

Time4Coffee Podcast

Serilda Summers-McGee is the Founder and Principal of Workplace Change, LLC, a human resources consultancy that guides, advises, and encourages business to achieve external growth and transition, while incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into HR systems. Most recently, Serilda was Chief Human Resources Officer for the City of Portland, Oregon. The post 550: How to Break Into Human Resources With Serilda Summers-McGee, Workplace Change [Espresso Shots] appeared first on Time4Coffee.

30mins

2 Sep 2020

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Episode 88: Serilda Summers-McGee: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

PR Talk

There Are No Excuses Left: Serilda Summers-McGee on Why DEI Should be a Corporate Priority Where PR Fits Into the Marriage of HR & DEI  America is in the midst of a cultural reckoning over the systemic inequities BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities face every day. While many of the ongoing public protests focus on policing, corporate practices are also coming under heavy scrutiny as consumers and employees pressure businesses to take meaningful action on DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion). Unfortunately, even the most well-meaning companies can’t snap their fingers and fix a DEI problem. Instead, it requires strategy, commitment and wise counsel. Read the entire write-up at https://www.veracityagency.com/podcast/serilda-summers-mcgee/

38mins

22 Jul 2020

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486: How Human Resources Professionals Can Combat Racism at Work With Serilda Summers-McGee, Workplace Change [K-Cup DoubleShot]

Time4Coffee Podcast

Serilda Summers-McGee is the Founder and Principal of Workplace Change, LLC, a Human Resources consultancy created to guide, advise, and encourage the business world through internal as well as external growth and transition, while incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into HR systems. Serilda has been an HR/DEI innovator for over 15 years, honing her ability to identify challenges and opportunities while teaching the masses how to be better leaders. The post 486: How Human Resources Professionals Can Combat Racism at Work With Serilda Summers-McGee, Workplace Change [K-Cup DoubleShot] appeared first on Time4Coffee.

8mins

28 Jun 2020

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484: Why Human Resources is a Dynamic Career With Serilda Summers-McGee, Workplace Change [K-Cup DoubleShot]

Time4Coffee Podcast

Serilda Summers-McGee is the Founder and Principal of Workplace Change, LLC, a Human Resources consultancy created to guide, advise, and encourage the business world through internal as well as external growth and transition, while incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into HR systems. The post 484: Why Human Resources is a Dynamic Career With Serilda Summers-McGee, Workplace Change [K-Cup DoubleShot] appeared first on Time4Coffee.

9mins

26 Jun 2020

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482: Why To Quit Your Job If You’re Suffering With Serilda Summers-McGee, Workplace Change [K-Cup DoubleShot]

Time4Coffee Podcast

Serilda Summers-McGee is the Founder and Principal of Workplace Change, LLC, a Human Resources consultancy created to guide, advise, and encourage the business world through internal as well as external growth and transition, while incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into HR systems. Serilda has been an HR/DEI innovator for over 15 years, honing her ability to identify challenges and opportunities while teaching the masses how to be better leaders. She has inspired thousands to create, embrace, and mobilize lasting organizational change. The post 482: Why To Quit Your Job If You’re Suffering With Serilda Summers-McGee, Workplace Change [K-Cup DoubleShot] appeared first on Time4Coffee.

5mins

24 Jun 2020

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Serilda Summers-McGee, Founder and CEO of Workplace Change

How I Hire

Serilda Summers-McGee is a workforce development and human resources expert. She is the Founder of Workplace Change, where she works with clients as Chief Human Resources Officer to assess culture, resolve workplace challenges, and recruit and retain underrepresented executives and staff in inclusive, positive, and high functioning work environments.Before starting Workplace Change, Serilda was the Chief Human Resources Officer for the City of Portland, and has worked with clients like Wieden + Kennedy, the Portland Trail Blazers, Kaiser Permanente, the Oregon Department of Education, and many others. She believes in fostering cultures that accept people for who they are and empower them to thrive. Her book, Change the WorkGame: Building and Sustaining a Diverse Workforce, goes into depth about how to accomplish this and more.Highlights from our conversation include:-Serilda’s approach to working with clients (3:33)-Defining diversity, equity, inclusion, and transparency (5:33)-Why many hiring managers fail to find and hire diverse candidates (8:33)-The various biases that come up in the workplace (9:31)-How sexism, racism, classism, and elitism play into hiring decisions (13:12)-What it means to be ready for workplace change (14:23)-How to be more successful in recruiting and retaining diverse talent (18:35)-The importance of asking why you want more diversity in your organization (21:29)-Why you should start by diversifying your network (24:21)-What an inclusive selection process looks like (25:32)-How to create a more inclusive culture (29:30)-What role human resources should play (33:59)-Why change requires leadership to act (34:59)-Serilda’s strategy for hiring (35:38)Her predictions about the future of work (38:00)Visit HowIHire.com for transcripts and more on this episode.Follow Roy Notowitz and Noto Group Executive Search on LinkedIn for updates and featured career opportunities.

43mins

23 Jun 2020

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480: How African Americans Should Navigate Racism at Work With Serilda Summers-McGee, Workplace Change [Main Time4Coffee Interview]

Time4Coffee Podcast

Serilda Summers-McGee is the Founder and Principal of Workplace Change, LLC, a Human Resources consultancy created to guide, advise, and encourage the business world through internal as well as external growth and transition, while incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into HR systems. The post 480: How African Americans Should Navigate Racism at Work With Serilda Summers-McGee, Workplace Change [Main Time4Coffee Interview] appeared first on Time4Coffee.

32mins

22 Jun 2020

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Changing the Workplace with Serilda Summers-McGee

Ignited With Meaning

When most people think of social activism, they think of protests in the streets. In this episode, guest Serilda Summers-McGee thinks that the forefront of change has moved to the workplace, where everyday actions and interactions there have the power to change the world we live in. Serilda was formerly the Chief Human Resources Officer […]

34mins

12 Nov 2019

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How to Land a Local Government Job, with Serilda Summers-McGee

Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job

If you have the desire to work in local government, you may wonder what you can do to have the best shot at an open position. Some of these positions receive hundreds of applications and the hiring process can be grueling. Today’s guest on the Find Your Dream Job podcast, Serilda Summers-McGee, says that relationships matter more than ever when pursuing a local government job. She tells us that the first relationship you build should be with a recruiter. You also need to understand how the local hiring process works and be ready to face stringent deadlines. If you want to serve your local city or town, learn how to stand out from the crowd and what you can do now to help your chances of getting the job you want later. About Our Guest: Serilda Summers-McGee (linkedin.com/in/serilda-summers-mcgee-mba-m-ed-8222964/) is the chief human resources officer for the City of Portland. She has more than 15 years of experience in human capital management with expertise in a range of HR disciplines. She’s also the author of Change The WorkGame: Building and Sustaining a Diverse Workforce. Resources in This Episode: Serilda’s book, Change The WorkGame: Building and Sustaining a Diverse Workforce, contains strategies that will help any employer establish and maintain a diverse workforce throughout all strata of their business. Read more about Serilda’s work on the City of Portland website (www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/26588). Your presence online is critical in order for employers to find you. Learn how to use your social media to make a favorable impression with a free resource from Mac’s List. Visit maclist.org/wow to download “How to Wow and Woo Employers Online.”

31mins

2 Jan 2019