Dalila Wilson-Scott on retention and advancement

Thought leaders sit down with WorkingNation Overheard at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2022

It’s important the companies pay attention to hiring, but also retention and advancement, according to Dalila Wilson-Scott, executive VP and chief diversity officer, Comcast Corporation.

WorkingNation sat down with Wilson-Scott at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2022 in Beverly Hills.

Wilson-Scott says her own company is mindful about these issues.

“We’re going to look at a lot of data. We combine that data with qualitative assessment, focus groups of different hiring managers, of candidates. We talk to people who have both applied and have gone through our process, whether they have been hired or not, to understand the equitable pieces of that experience,” says Wilson-Scott.

“All sorts of data and input from employees is a big part of how we ensure that the process is equitable. It’s not always perfect, but the idea is you can’t let your foot off the gas. It’s something that you have to focus on all the time.”

Wilson-Scott says often employees don’t feel that risks are taken on them as often as they are for other members of the employee base. “We’ve noticed a lot of our top talent that’s coming from underrepresented communities didn’t know that they were top talent.”

She continues, “We haven’t spent enough time telling them that investing in their careers and having some very visible signs about this is what we want to invest in you to get to the next level.”

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