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Hiring Practices for Equity & Excellence | 10/24

October 24, 2024
08:30 am - 04:30 pm Pacific Time

Virtual Class

Number of Seats Available: 25

The selection of the right person for a job is one of the most important decisions that a company or supervisor can make. With the cost of turnover between 20 and 200 percent of an employee’s annual salary* (depending on skill level and position), hiring decisions also have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line.

In Hiring Practices for Equity & Excellence, participants will learn essential practices to use throughout the hiring process. Participants will identify key strategies to increase equity in interviewing using behaviorally based questions. They will learn to reduce interview bias by incorporating a candidate scoring matrix while identifying common pitfalls that can increase an organization’s legal risk throughout the hiring process.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use standardized interviewing and hiring processes
  • Focus on equity in the interviewing and hiring process and avoid the most common legal risks 
  • Plan crucial questions to discover candidate skills and behaviors that align with job requirements 
  • Effectively review applications, resumes, and social media
  • Improve the ability to ask behaviorally based interview questions
  • Reduce interviewer bias with a candidate scoring matrix
  • Complete the hiring process


This course is appropriate for managers, supervisors, and HR professionals.

Our live, instructor-led classes are designed for, and rely on, active participation to ensure a quality learning experience. Because of this, these sessions will not be paused and will not be recorded for future use or reference.


Technology Minimums for Attending Virtual Training

Archbright provides virtual training to our members so that they can attend courses from most anywhere, but each attendee must ensure that they are working from a location that has the necessary connectivity to the internet to facilitate participation.

Internet connectivity minimums

To ensure that you have a positive experience attending an Archbright University virtual course, you should verify that your internet connectivity provides a minimum of 5 Megabits per second (Mbps) in upload speed. Most internet packages for home-use are advertised by their download speed and not upload speed, and while this can be important for streaming movies or music, it isn’t the only consideration. For using WebEx, Skype for Business, or any VTC solution, the upload speed is just as important as the download speed.

How can I tell what I currently have?

If you are unsure what you currently have, please reach out to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and request the information directly.

If they are unable to give you that information, please visit while connected to the internet in the same manner you intend to attend the virtual training…and perform a speed test.

Wireless technology minimums

Additionally, if you connect wirelessly, as many of us do, make sure your wireless router can broadcast at the same speed as your upload speed, if not even higher.

Wireless routers can broadcast at over 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) these days, and many companies don't upgrade your router when you upgrade service. This often means that your wireless speeds are significantly lower than the upload speed that is available to you. This can cause significant issues with using WebEx over your wireless connection.

Other considerations

Remember that each device connected to the internet in your location is taking some of that download and upload capability and wireless connectivity. If you have many devices in your network, it is recommended to have significantly higher speeds to accommodate the increased traffic.

Please contact your internal IT team if you have any questions.

Cancelation Policy: 

If you wish to cancel your registration and receive a refund, we must be notified at least 2 business days before your scheduled class. For cancelations received less than 2 business days of the class date, and for participants who fail to attend the class, no refund will be issued. Please call our Member Services Team to process your cancelation at 206.329.1120 or 509.381.1635.

Silver and Gold members using their credit code must cancel at least 2 business days before the class date to have their credit reinstated.