Recorded at Transform 2023 with Greenhouse and RecruitingDaily, this is a new podcast series featuring transformative leaders discussing the changing conversation around DEI in action.
In this preview episode, William Tincup is joined by Donald Knight, Chief People Officer of Greenhouse Software, to discuss what to expect from the coming series.
They see the conversation on DEI has shifted towards allyship and championing all people, as the root word of allyship is “all.” Donald emphasizes the need to engage in these conversations all the time and for all people.
This series is a must-listen for anyone interested in DEI. If you want to learn how to create meaningful change in your workplace, then check out the series. Join us for lessons learned, progress and pitfalls, and candid conversations about growth and transformation.
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Donald is a strategic HR Leader with over 14 years of experience leading people strategies with a focus on hiring, nurturing and optimizing talent at a global level. He has held a number of senior positions including SVP of People at Edelman and Senior Director of Human Resources at Equifax. Donald has a passion for building high-performance teams and strengthening company culture which has allowed him to drive change where it truly matters.Follow Follow
Greenhouse: DEI in Action
William Tincup: [00:00:00] This is William Tincup recording Live from Transform in the Greenhouse Booth. Donald, introduce yourself.
Donald Knight: What’s going on? Donald Knight, Daylen’s dad, ice cream enthusiast, chief people officer for the greatest hiring platform on the planet – Greenhouse software.
William Tincup: So one of the things, what we wanted to do with this is talk DEI.
Yeah. But not just talk DEI, but actually get into. What do you think we’re, perception wise? What do you think we’re doing well? What do you not, what do you think we need to make strides? And what are you measuring? And uh, so this is the setup for Greenhouse and the setup for Transform. What have you seen so far out of the podcast or, you know, conversations that you’ve had about d e I?
Donald Knight: Man, I, first of all, the conversation has shifted, right? It. Yeah. Look, the, the definition of transform is to make a thorough or meaningful change. And I’m here to tell you, [00:01:00] coming to you live with the Great 10 Cup and recruiting daily, the conversation has changed around de and i people are talking about allyship more.
William Tincup: I like your bit on allyship in, in that. Ally is not the root word.
Donald Knight: It’s all Yeah. The root word of allyship is all. How do you champion all people? How do you empower all people? How do. Engage all people. How do you invite all people? There’s always room for improvement here, but you have to be doing this for everyone, right?
So all of us has a role to play and so, and all the time.
William Tincup: All the time. That’s right. All, all is all is inclusive in that it is every conversation, all conversations, all. All the people
Donald Knight: all the time. You’re And you’re doing that, I’m seeing the people that are coming to sit down and talk to you. Yeah, right.
And I’m seeing their faces. I’m seeing what companies they’re at. I’m hearing, I’m hearing sound bites about their story. So personally, I’m gonna be super excited when this goes live. Available on all platforms.
Wherever you get the podcast, you gotta check out Recruiting Daily, cuz the conversations, the sound bites, we’re getting from the transformative leaders that are actually doing the work in the space right now, I’m telling you, you want to tune in, so make sure you catch that wherever you get your podcast.
William Tincup: Look for it. It’s coming soon. Thank you, Donald. Absolutely.
Donald Knight: Thank you.
William is the President & Editor-at-Large of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller & teacher. He's been writing about HR and Recruiting related issues for longer than he cares to disclose. William serves on the Board of Advisors / Board of Directors for 20+ HR technology startups. William is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.