Continue to expand our recruitment efforts to increase the number of underrepresented candidates and, ultimately, our workforce.
- We review all Fleet Feet job postings using Textio to eliminate biased language and engage a broader range of qualified candidates.
- In 2021 we hired a Talent Acquisition Manager with experience in increasing the number of unrepresented candidates and employees. The team has grown to include a Recruiting Coordinator and Recruiter who prioritize increasing the diversity of our workforce. Our recruiter was hired after taking part in our inaugural internship program.
- In 2022, we launched our first annual paid internship program focused on Black recruitment. The internship program has since expanded to include candidates from all underrepresented groups.
- To find candidates, our Talent Acquisition team focuses on building relationships on university campuses with diverse student populations, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The team attends in-person and virtual career fairs, career awareness events and partners with schools to participate in resume review workshops for their students. In 2023, we hired three summer interns from an HBCU in North Carolina.