Staffing For Diversity Part VI: Wrap-up
Over the past five months, we've used this Staffing for Diversity column to reflect on different facets of a very broad and deep topic. Look for back issues of Compensation and Staffing News on our Office of Church Staff Finances Publications page.
Learning from one another is fundamental to who we are as Unitarian Universalists, and it is key to bettering ourselves as individuals, as congregations, and as a faith. In striving for greater diversity on your staff, what is your congregation learning and grappling with? Have you discovered and mitigated racial or other bias in your job descriptions? Have you made adjustments to your screening, interviewing, and hiring processes? What about your welcoming and onboarding protocol? Supervision and performance feedback?
We've shared some basic considerations through this column, but the experiential wisdom lies with you. If you have gleaned insights or developed good practices that you think would be helpful to others, send them to Jan at comp [at] uua [dot] org. They will be compiled and shared in a future issue of this publication - cleansed of identifying info, as appropriate.
We look forward to learning from you.