Recruiting & Developing a Diverse Workforce


Recruiting & Developing a Diverse Workforce

June 10, 2015  |  Best Practice

1. Encourage Communication Between Leaders & Team 

Creating a dialogue between executive leaders and an organization’s workforce is necessary in order to understand the level of diversity and inclusion in an organization’s culture and practices.

2. Promote Cognitive Diversity

Promoting cognitive diversity allows for individuals with various educational and experiential backgrounds to collaborate more creatively, bringing different ideas and perspectives to an organization.

3. Understand Workplace Diversity

It is the responsibility of leadership to maintain the level of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It is necessary to determine why diverse employees are not being retained and how to prevent any further losses from occurring.

4. Recognize Employee Satisfaction & Retention

Organization with high rates of employee satisfaction and engagement have employees that are more likely to spread the organization’s reputation to others, increasing the chance of higher recruitment and retention.

5. Promote Executive Involvement 

Involvement of all levels of leadership as well as members of the community create a well rounded, diverse organization. It is up to executive leaders to maintain diversity and inclusion as top priorities.


To learn more health equity best practices, attend an upcoming CHI educational event.


Joseph Gaspero

CEO & Co-Founder at CHI

Olivia Fowler

Senior Analyst at CHI

Brandon Bernhardt

Senior Analyst at CHI



2015 Diversity, Inclusion & Life Sciences Symposium Executive Summary

Joseph Gaspero is the CEO and Co-Founder of CHI. He is a healthcare executive, strategist, and researcher. He co-founded CHI in 2009 to be an independent, objective, and interdisciplinary research and education institute for healthcare. Joseph leads CHI’s research and education initiatives focusing on including patient-driven healthcare, patient engagement, clinical trials, drug pricing, and other pressing healthcare issues. He sets and executes CHI’s strategy, devises marketing tactics, leads fundraising efforts, and manages CHI’s Management team. Joseph is passionate and committed to making healthcare and our world a better place. His leadership stems from a wide array of experiences, including founding and operating several non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving in the U.S. Air Force in support of 2 foreign wars, and deriving expertise from time spent in industries such as healthcare, financial services, and marketing. Joseph’s skills include strategy, management, entrepreneurship, healthcare, clinical trials, diversity & inclusion, life sciences, research, marketing, and finance. He has lived in six countries, traveled to over 30 more, and speaks 3 languages, all which help him view business strategy through the prism of a global, interconnected 21st century. Joseph has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When he’s not immersed in his work at CHI, he spends his time snowboarding backcountry, skydiving, mountain biking, volunteering, engaging in MMA, and rock climbing.