March Program: The “Pipeline Problem” is About Belonging

Our March webinar looks at the so-called “pipeline problem” in finding and hiring a diverse workforce.

The technical communication community, and the tech industry workforce as a whole, aren’t as diverse as the general population. Hiring managers report difficulty finding qualified candidates and wonder how to fill up the hiring pipeline.

According to John Paz, if you’re having a hard time filling your hiring pipeline with a diverse mix of candidates, you’re not alone. You’re also not looking in the right places. The so-called “pipeline problem” is a convenient scapegoat for tech’s slow progress on diversity, but companies that get serious about installing the right “plumbing” find their pipeline problems disappear quickly.

On Wednesday, 17 March, join STC New England to learn how to start attracting and seeking out prospective talent by building a culture in which all employees can find a sense of belonging and bring their full selves to the table.

This program is of interest to tech comm managers, but also to anyone looking to build a more diverse team, so invite your manager and your team’s leader to register and attend.

About the Program

What: The “Pipeline Problem” is About Belonging
Who: John Paz
When: Wednesday, 17 March 2021, at 6–8:00 PM Eastern
Where: Webinar
How Much:

  • FREE to STC New England members and students
  • $5 STC members
  • $10 general admission

Register on Eventbrite.com.

About the Presenter

Casual photo of John Paz
John Paz

John Paz, who calls himself Señor Content Design, is a content designer, UX writer, and technical writer with 15 years of professional writing and editing experience and a passion for simplifying the complex. He calls himself a content-centric UX design professional who specializes in highly technical content for enterprise customers and developers.”

John is also passionate about increasing the diversity of people working in tech. He gives talks and presentations about the value of using tech to lift people out of generational poverty and as a tool to empower anyone with a computer and Wi-Fi connection.

The emphasis on the words within applications is a matter of inclusiveness, and making tech approachable for all is a life mission of John’s. He thinks of being a content designer as a way to help bring about change and looks for more aspiring writers to mentor along the journey.

You can learn more about John at his website.

About STC New England

The New England chapter is one of the largest chapters in the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The New England chapter serves technical communications professionals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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