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Leslie Woo – CivicAction

“After more than two decades in my professional life, too often I still get subtle, confused glances when I take my seat at an executive boardroom table. It doesn’t matter what my resume says, for far too many people think I still don’t fit the leadership mould.”

As CEO of CivicAction, Leslie Woo is proud to be building bridges that can change the status quo and break down systemic barriers to success for equity deserving communities.

In addition to programs such as the DiverseCity Fellows and the Emerging Leaders Network that support inclusive leadership, Leslie helps build connections between business and young, diverse talent by championing CivicAction’s HireNext program. “Every time we connect business with a bright, ambitious rising talent, we are creating the building blocks to a more trusting society.”.

These connections will also help address employers’ very real business needs. As sectors and businesses remain hyper-focused on recovery and re-opening in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new challenge is emerging for employers – attracting and recruiting for entry-level positions. Most employers are unaware that some of their long-standing, traditional job posting practices may be deterring young talent from even applying.

For example, in a recent survey, youth indicated vague job titles, arbitrary requirements, and lack of information on workplace culture would cause them to lose interest in a job posting. So where do we go from here?

The HireNext Job Posting Assessment (JPA) is a free online tool that quickly assesses your job postings and provides recommendations on how to make them more attractive to young, diverse jobseekers. Perfect for organizations with limited HR capacity, the tool flags problematic language, content, or requirements, and offers replacement language or recommendations on how to improve the posting.

Simply click here and begin attracting the next-gen talent you are looking for to fill your entry level roles. Takes less than 3 minutes and is easy to use!


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