Litigator. Mentor. Champion of diversity. Sims embodies all of those roles in overseeing Discovery’s legal teams in 20 offices around the world. Collaboration and a keen mind give her the dexterity to navigate complex legal issues in the constantly changing media landscape. Sims recently worked with Discovery’s Coronavirus Task Force to form return-to-office plans to ensure a safe and logical process. She appreciates Discovery’s commitment to DEI. “We are leveraging technology to assist in our sourcing of talent and to improve our outreach to diverse populations, and have implemented a tool used for new candidate discovery that focuses on finding diverse candidates across multiple platforms, job boards and social media.”
What’s one way your company has broadened the recruiting process to ensure greater diversity?
Through Mosaic, Discovery’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy, we have taken a multi-stream approach, focusing on process improvements in multiple areas to improve our DEI efforts and ensure greater diversity across all areas of our company. Specifically, we have focused on a few key areas, such as Increased Employer Branding, Sourcing/Engagement and Early Careers Accessibility.
We are leveraging technology to assist in our sourcing of talent and to improve our outreach to diverse populations, and have implemented a tool used for new candidate discovery that focuses on finding diverse candidates across multiple platforms, job boards and social media. We have also increased our partnerships in both employment branding and direct hiring to include DEI focused labor organizations such as AfroTech, Lesbians Who Code, Grace Hopper, Black-is-Tech to name a few organizations we are partnering with. Additionally, our Campus Recruitment team has set aggressive goals around diverse hiring at the early careers level to attract talent to join our company as they look to enter the workforce.
Best advice for someone looking to re-enter the workforce after a hiatus?
Have the confidence to know that your past experiences and contributions matter and are relevant to your work re-entry.