Inclusive Recruitment at Technicolor Games
Eduardo Gonçalves is Technicolor Games’ Talent Acquisition Manager. With almost a decade of experience in the industry, Eduardo is leading recruitment for Technicolor Games as we expand the business and leadership team.
We spoke to Eduardo about what it’s like to be working on the front line in games recruitment, how he implements our DE&I mission and why diversity and inclusion are vital to creating a healthy, inspiring, stimulating and successful working environment.
How are you actively taking steps to invest in diversity?
Eduardo: We encourage diversity at the very starting point of our recruitment process at Technicolor Games – this is crucial to leading the way in inclusive recruitment. We take steps to ensure our recruitment process avoids bias and is fair and accessible.
I believe a great employer invests time ensuring their business is more inclusive and this is something we are working towards at Technicolor Games – talent does not have a uniform, and this is key!
For example; most recently, we’ve just seen Pride month come to an end, we know that it brings awareness to the challenges that are faced by the LGBTQ+ community and we see companies openly discuss and promote steps they are implementing and this is wonderful, but we all know this discussion needs to form a basis of what recruiters and management are doing day in and day out.
Since my first day at Technicolor Games, diversity in recruitment has been a priority from the top-down, and we have been educating the hiring team on our DE&I policies; how to lead more diverse recruitment as well as looking at ways to increase engagement with underrepresented groups across our channels and recruitment platforms.
What specific methods are you implementing?
Gender-neutral language in job descriptions, ads, and interviews
We try to ensure applicants are comfortable, at ease and undeterred by the recruitment processes from the very start; our job ads play a key role, they could often be the first time an applicant reads more than a couple of lines about our business.
We hope that by stating our pronouns after our name and job title when meeting a candidate can help to alleviate any concerns an applicant may have during the interview, giving the interviewee the opportunity to share a pronoun of their preference is standard practice.
Discriminatory themes and questions
Our Interview questions and topics are always relevant and professional.
Reaching a wide audience
Our jobs are posted on a wide range of job boards across multiple focus locations ensuring that our postings are seen by diverse applicants from the outset.
Building a diverse database
Adapting search strings targeting underrepresented groups is a very simple step that helps us identify diverse candidates working in the games industry as well as utilizing our CRM to highlight underrepresented candidates.
Creating relevant content for all audiences
I partner with our marketing and communications team to develop material that is relevant to diverse audiences and build our campaigns to reinforce our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion.
What does the Technicolor DE&I mission mean?
Our mission is formulated from our intent and who we are, as outlined here:
- Be an inclusive workplace for everyone by removing barriers that hinder people from being themselves.
- Build and maintain a community where all staff feel safe, included and accepted for who they are.
- Attract, nurture, and retain the best talent in the industry irrespective of their background.
- Committed to genuine change in our business and wider industry.
- Investing in our people: time, budget, training and ongoing development.
- Facilitating open discussion & debate
Eduardo: Our mission stands for what we believe empowers our employees to ‘Bring Your Real Self’ to Technicolor. We believe that every individual should be proud of their real self, no matter what they define it as. For me, this drives our business forward and truly reflects what DE&I should be in the workplace. Somewhere where I belong and feel safe, respected, valued, and accepted independent of my sexual orientation, background, gender, colour, religion and etc and have equal access to opportunities and success.
Eduardo is currently hiring for key positions within the Technicolor Games leadership team, if you are interested we’d love to hear from you – please check out our current vacancies.
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