Inspiring Inclusion Through Hiring at MedSource Labs

In the realm of modern business, Human Resources serves as the heart of organizational culture, employee development, and diversity initiatives. As we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, it’s imperative to recognize the pivotal role women have played in shaping Human Resource practices, fostering diversity and championing inclusion within the workplace. With the theme of International Women’s Day, “Inspire Inclusion”, MedSource Labs is leading the way with our hiring processes.

I began my career in Human Resources as an avenue to advocate for all employees and enhance engagement throughout MedSource Labs. At the heart of that journey is diversity and inclusion. In today’s increasingly diverse and interconnected world, fostering a culture of inclusivity isn’t just morally imperative, it’s also a strategic advantage. Studies have consistently shown that diverse teams outperform homogeneous ones, driving innovation, creativity and better decision-making. Women in Human Resources have been at the forefront of this movement, implementing policies and programs designed to attract, retain and empower employees from all backgrounds.

Laura Riggen

Human Resource Manager

One of the Primary Challenges in the Hiring Process Lies in the Initial Screening of Resumes

One of the primary challenges in the hiring process lies in the initial screening of resumes. Traditional methods often rely on automated systems that use keyword-generated search tools to filter through applications. However, these tools can inadvertently introduce biases based on factors such as gender, ethnicity or educational background.

At MedSource Labs, we have taken a different approach. Instead of relying on automated systems, every resume we receive is meticulously reviewed by a human evaluator. This ensures that each candidate receives fair and equitable consideration based on their qualifications, skills and experiences, rather than being filtered out based on arbitrary criteria.

By removing keyword-generated search tools and opting for a human-centric approach to resume review, we are committed to promoting fairness and equity in our hiring process. Every candidate, regardless of their background or circumstances, is given an equal opportunity to showcase their potential and demonstrate why they are the right fit for the role.

Furthermore, by personally reviewing each resume and passing it along to the hiring manager, we ensure that no candidate falls through the cracks. This hands-on approach not only fosters a sense of accountability but also allows us to identify talent that may have been overlooked by automated systems.

Our commitment to eliminating bias from the hiring process is rooted in our broader dedication to diversity and inclusion. We recognize that a diverse workforce fosters innovation, creativity and better decision-making, ultimately driving the success of our organization.

By actively seeking out talent from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, we enrich our team with diverse perspectives and insights that enable us to better serve our customers and community. Moreover, by creating a culture of inclusivity where every individual feels valued and respected, we cultivate an environment where everyone can thrive and reach their full potential.

At MedSource Labs, we believe that creating a bias-free hiring process is not only the right thing to do but also essential for building a strong and sustainable organization. By prioritizing fairness, equity and inclusion in our recruitment practices, we are laying the foundation for a brighter future where talent knows no boundaries and opportunities abound for all.