S2 E5: Creating Inclusive Hiring Practices With Dani Herrera

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
October 4, 2023

Is it possible to eliminate bias in the workplace? Not really, no. However, we can, at the very least, strive to minimize our unconscious biases.

In this episode, Hebba sits down with Dani Herrera, an expert in talent and recruiting with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, to discuss the various challenges recruiters face and how they often lack the necessary tools and resources to excel in their roles.

Dani also shares her insights on mitigating the lesser-known biases in hiring while emphasizing the importance of utilizing more inclusive and equitable hiring practices.

Plus, is anyone actually reading your cover letter? Tune in to hear Dani’s personal case for doing away with cover letters and her thoughts on why hiring processes are in desperate need of modernization


00:00:02 – Improving Workplace Cultures

00:01:32 – Separating DNI and HR Departments

00:03:12 – The Importance of Inclusive Hiring

00:09:19 – Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Hiring

00:16:30 – Rethinking Resumes and Cover Letters

00:25:14 – The Importance of Inclusive Hiring for Diversity Recruitment

00:34:57 – Building Inclusive Talent Practices for Hiring Success

00:41:43 – The Untapped Potential of Recruiters

00:44:23 – The Importance of Diversity in HR

00:45:58 – Connect with Dani on LinkedIn


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Follow Dani: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielagherrera/

Newsletter: https://www.deibydani.com


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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ihateit-here/videos

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/hebba-youssef

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hebbamyoussef

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Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef