This is an interesting discussion between Vice Presidents of Talent Acquisition of Starbucks and Linkedin, discussing the value of recruiters and how we are helping break down larger social barriers.
It's great to hear a discussion on youth unemployment and how many underprivileged children today are challenged with finding work. Not only that, but also staying in employment once finding a job.
This topic struck a particular chord with me as the LHi Group are 1 of 10 founding pioneers of Opera, a charity which enables the recruitment industry to empower young people to find, keep and gain a job. (http://weareopera.org/)
Recruiters everywhere, know your worth, the impact you can have on peoples lives and companies future growth and success.
As talent professionals, we have responsibilities to hire and retain top talent in our organizations, but also we have the responsibility to help break down larger societal issues. Youth unemployment and restricted access to educational opportunity prevent individuals from being able to reach their full potential. Talent professionals and leaders can chip away at those obstacles by taking a chance on different talent and investing in the well-being and development of the members of their organization.