Balancing the Gender Scale

Creating Agile Companies with Diverse Minds

Redesigning the gender diversity scales, on a global platform. 

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Need: Reduce Costs in Volume Leadership Hiring.

When an organization needed long-term hiring solutions to balance a gender diversity gap in leadership, without hiring full-time staff, WK implemented a 3 phase, 3 year volume hiring initiative to transform the way the company viewed leadership hiring, while saving thousands per hire.

Client

Global F500 Technology Services Organization


Challenges

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Extremely unbalanced gender diversity at the leadership level;

Organization-wide resistance to external leadership hiring;

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Hiring Manager education of attracting passive candidates;

Lack of distinct leadership onboarding program.

Solution

Talent Bridge Model

Dedicated monthly flat fee, for specific “high hiring” phases of the project, over 3 years, intermittently start/stopped.

    Results

    • Increased gender diverse candidates presented from under 15% to 53%.

    • Client maintained ownership of all data and research for future pipeline needs.

    • Decreased Cost of Hire by over $7,000 from Phase 1 to the conclusion of Phase 3.

    • Candidates spent on average of 51 days in process.

    • On average, 4 candidates were interviewed for each role before hiring decision made.

    • Increased buy-in from 3 business units to 7 participating and increased roles open per year by 30%+.