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Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. We believe in fostering an environment that delivers a deep sense of belonging and provides a supportive space for employees to bring their authentic selves to work in order to reach their full potential. 

Why does it matter? Research tells us that diverse teams outperform and are more innovative than homogeneous teams. We are looking to continue building teams that are diverse in thought and experience to enhance our mission of transforming cancer care for our patients and their families.

This toolkit provides direction and resources for Hiring Managers on how they can partner with the People team in these important efforts.

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Current People Team Diversity Efforts

REDUCING UNCONSIOUS BIAS

We rolled out a values-based interview process, training, and guidelines that helped reduce bias in our interview process.

The team recently launched a new software interface for hiring managers called MojoRank that will allow for the "blinding" of resumes to reduce unconscious bias during the candidate screening process.

 


 

PARTNERSHIPS/EVENTS

Campus Recruiting is working with our Raleigh Durham office to source summer intern talent from schools known for diverse student populations. We have a growing relationship with one local HBCU, and are building a mentorship program that will allow us to work directly with students to help guide them in their career paths.

The diversity team in partnership with Campus Recruiting are hosting a Biotechnology & Diversity Summit. This is a first of its’ kind event to offer an interactive summit for undergraduate and graduate students. Students will get an in-depth look at the lives and career paths of the diverse employees at Foundation Medicine.

We recently invested in a one-year partnership with WEST – Women in Science, Technology, and Engineering that will provide opportunities for all FMI employees to participate in as well as four events hosted by FMI.

 


 

COMMUNICATION

FMI onboarded a new head of Diversity on the People team, Edwina Mays.

The team is planning the implementation of the winning track at the FMI Hackathon – "Showcasing our Diversity Through Video".

We are working on the creation and implementation of a "diversity dashboard" for the executive team that tracks diversity data.

The team launched a new diversity page on our careers website to share our efforts and ERNs with candidates.

Where Our Jobs are Posted

DIVERSITY SITES

​Ability Beyond
​Black Perspective
​disABLED Person
​EmployDIVERSITY
​Hispanic Today
​Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans
​Massachusetts JobQuest
​MilitaryVetJobs.com
​Rally Point
​US Military Pipeline
​Veterans Enterprise
​Women For Hire
​Women in Business

 

STATE JOB BOARDS

North Carolina – NCWorks.gov
California – CalJOBS.gov
Massachusetts – MassHire JobQuest mass.gov

BOSTON REGIONAL OUTREACH

Boston Veterans Services
Cambridge Veterans Services
Disabled American Veterans - Dedham #42
Massachusetts Department Of Veterans Services
Massachusetts Veterans Employment and Training (Employer Outreach)
Quincy Career Center – Veterans
Veterans Northeast Outreach Center
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission – Boston
Vocational Rehabilitation - Brookline
Vocational Rehabilitation - Quincy
Work Opportunities Unlimited - Boston/North Shore
HireOurHeroes.com via OFCCP Outreach
Work Opportunities Unlimited - Boston/North Shore (Employer Outreach)

How Hiring Managers Can Help

Use Inclusive Language

“Inclusive language” in job descriptions acknowledges diversity, conveys respect, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Visit our FMI Words Matter Guide for more information.

Required versus preferred skill sets

Studies show that while men are likely to apply to jobs for which they meet only 60% of the qualifications, women are much more likely to hesitate unless they meet 100% of the listed requirements.

​Avoid these words:

​Active, Adventurous, Aggressive, Ambitious/Ambition, Analytical, Assertive, Autonomous, Decisive, Determined, Dominant/Dominating, Independent, Lead, Ninja, Objective, Outspoken, Rock Star, Superior

Use these instead:

​Commit , Connect, Considerate, Cooperate, Depend, Honest, Interpersonal, Loyal, Pleasant, Polite, Responsible, Support, Together, Trust, Understand

Diverse Interview Panels

Create and implement diverse interview panels to give candidates a well rounded experience. We are working on the possibility of FMI "culture champions" that can further support with this initiative.

If you need help with this or have questions, please reach out to your TA partner. 

Our Employee Referral Program

One of the most effective ways to attract talent is through tapping into the incredible diverse networks our own talented employees have developed. Your referrals can enhance our diversity efforts, fill open roles faster, and increase retention rates. The perfect fit might be connected to you....and don’t forget about our referral bonus! If someone reaches out to you (in your network or not), you are eligible for the bonus.

 

Refer a friend

Sharing Jobs on LinkedIn

You can reach out to referrals personally or share relevant FMI job posting on with your network. 
Note: As always, please review our Social Media Policy before posting and use good judgement.

Step 1

Search for the specific job on our Careers site & copy the URL

 

Step 2

On your LinkedIn homepage news feed, click "Start a Post"

 

Step 3

Use the template below or create your own version!

Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to bring cutting-edge science and technology to transform cancer care. The work we do every day impacts real lives, and that takes collaboration from passionate and driven people. My team is looking for a (INSERT JOB) to (HOW THE JOB IMPACTS PATIENTS). (INSERT COPIED JOB LINK) #WeAreFMI

Recommended LinkedIn Learning Courses

You can find more hiring manager resources on the HUB.

"Hiring" LinkedIn Profile for Hiring Managers

Watch the one minute video below to share which roles you are hiring for on LinkedIn.

Our Careers Blog

Know a good employee story to showcase how we bring our whole selves to work? Email Audra Knight to be featured. You can also recommend a colleague. Click on a blog below to read it or share stories on social media.

Contacts for our ERNs

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Email proud@foundationmedicine.com or join the #proud-social Slack channel.

Email impact@foundationmedicine.com or join our #impact Slack channel.

Email uplift@foundationmedicine.com or join the #uplift-social Slack channel.

Email sustainern@foundationmedicine.com or join the #sustain Slack channel.

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Have feedback or questions?

About this form: Reach out to Amanda McGee or Audra Knight the People team.

About our company diversity efforts: Reach out to Edwina Mays on the People team.

Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)