A Special Interest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management


Creating Inclusive Hiring, Onboarding, and Lifecycle Processes


This session will help managers understand how to identify processes, systems, and structures within the organization that perpetuate negative bias, how to interact with structures that exemplify inclusion, and mitigate misunderstandings or a lack of engagement around equity, diversity, and inclusion. HR Managers will learn strategies to effectively position themselves to have a positive impact on the managers and employees of the organization, helping to bring their full potential, identities, perspectives, and skills to their work and customer relationships.


We’ll discuss the stages of the employee lifecycle, how to acculturate new people into the organization through inclusive onboarding best practices, how to actively drive inclusion throughout the entire hiring process, and how to achieve breakthrough results by embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into workplace systems and practices using an equity lens.

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

1.       Create a values-driven approach to the employee lifecycle at their organization.

2.       Actively incorporate a diversity, equity, and inclusion focus within their hiring process from job postings to interviews.

3.       Create an intentional onboarding process that sets the stage for engagement, inclusion, and retention.

4.       Incorporate an equity lens into each step of the recruitment and hiring process.


Wednesday, July 12, 2023

7:30 - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 9:30 am Chapter Business and Program


Covenant Living of Cromwell
101 West Street
Cromwell, CT 06416

Members of SMA and other Chapters - $25.00
Guests - $35.00


Dawn Tedesco, owner of Career Compliance Solutions, has extensive experience in employee and management skills development and over 20 years’ hospitality operations and HR management and training experience. She has designed and developed training programs for several large organizations and now specializes in instructional design, eLearning development, and helping businesses and associations with management skills and compliance training.