Impact Hiring with Kim Kelley

Social Responsibility at Work

Nov 24 2021 • 26 mins

On this episode, I’m joined by Kim Kelley, co-founder and CEO of Pepelwerk, a technology company designed to help close the gap between social impact and business needs allowing companies to proactively source, upskill, reskill and hire talent. Offering a job is one of the most meaningful and impactful things that a company can do, so Kim and I discuss the importance impact centered recruiting can have on the organization, employees and the community. Here’s what you’ll learn about in this episode: Why hiring on educational or technical skills alone will leave you unprepared to help your company grow and thrive in this new era of work. How Gen Z is taking the lead and changing the face of the hiring process. The importance of bridging the gap between the new generation of workers and the older generation to transform the future of work. When a resume is an effective tool for recruitment and when it’s not. How corporations can build a talent pipeline and create a diverse and skilled workforce. Learn more about Pepelwerk by going to: Inspirational Guest Quotes on this Episode:  "If you're doing hiring in the same way, using applications, resumes, job boards, postings, and praying—everything is so reactive. You are going to miss out on the talent of the next generation, you're going to really struggle to help your company grow and thrive…if you can't find a new way to think about how you bring in talent into your organization." "Gen Z is this interesting generation. I'm very optimistic because they really hold employers accountable. They're asking what is your connection with corporate responsibility? What's your purpose? What am I going to get out of this experience? And that's a very different way of thinking." "Stop evaluating 80% of your support roles based on the resume, it's just the worst tool on the planet. It endorses a very skewed and inequitable working world. When you think about what a resume is, it's a documentation of who gave you opportunities to do what. It is not a piece of documentation that says, I am capable of doing all that you're asking of doing—totally separate questions." "Resumes—please walk away from them." --- Support this podcast: --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: