HR Insights - The Podcast. Series 2: Strategies for Hiring Diverse Talent

By Emily Ramji

COO

In this week’s episode Emily Ramji chats to Dan Silverman, Head of Diversity Talent Sourcing at Bloomberg.

Dan spent six years in agency recruitment, and the following seven years working in house for Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and now Bloomberg.

As discussed in previous episodes, the business case for creating and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce has never been clearer. Many organisations are now grappling with how to actively increase the diversity of their employee base. In 2020 Bloomberg created a new function to specifically focus on sourcing diverse talent. Dan shares his experience of setting up this function, its strategy, the challenges and successes along the way.

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Key Timestamps:

​ 3:13 - Why the Diverse Talent Sourcing function was formed

7:48 - Finding diverse talent

9:25 - Creating a strategy for sourcing Diverse Talent at Bloomberg

15:56 - Challenges of Diverse Talent Sourcing

20:00 - Successes of Diverse Talent Sourcing

24:55 - Hiring strategies should lead from the top down