Hiring Manager Diversity Toolkit 

This toolkit provides direction and resources to......xyz

Why does it matter? Research tells us that diverse teams outperform and are more innovative
than homogeneous teams. According to a McKinsey & Company report,
“Companies in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on
executive teams were 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitability.” 1
We want to attract the best talent that brings diversity of thought,
experience and style to help us do now what patients need next. (create our own version of this)


Person, Face, Drawing, Art, Text, Sitting, Sketch, Senior Citizen
Person, Female, Jaw, Woman, Face, Head, Text, Word, Hair, Clothing
Person, Female, Clothing, Text, Woman, Sleeve, Sitting, Face, Long Sleeve

Talent Acquisition Diversity Efforts

Reducing Unconscious Bias

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

- The team is currently implementing a new software interface for hiring managers that will allow for the "blinding" of resumes to reduce unconscious bias during the candidate screening process.


- Campus Recruiting is piloting a program in our Raleigh Durham that has them reaching out to schools known for diverse student populations.  This program will include a mentorship program as well as a more defined path to a full-time position at FMI.

- A partnership program with the non-profit, Apprenti, is being explored.  Apprenti provides a formal apprenticeship program that would help bring diverse talent to our Technology Team.

- TA 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.


- Planned implementation of the winning program at our Hackathon – Greater Connection Internally and Externally Through Video

- Creation and implementation of a "diversity dashboard" for the executive team that tracks diversity data.

- 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
​Hispanic Today
​Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans
​Massachusetts JobQuest
​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

Local 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

Your network is much bigger than ours and xyx.......

Job Descriptions

1. Priority Skills: Required VS Preferred

2. Inclusive Wording

​Avoid these:
​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

Implementing Diverse Interview Panels

Values Based Interviewing (link to HUB)

Sharing Jobs on LinkedIn

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.

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 this template 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

LinkedIn Header for Employees

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Step 1

Download the file HERE  (right click the image and choose "save as").

Step 2

Click on the Pencil Icon at the top right of your current LinkedIn header image.

Step 3

Select the new header picture from where you saved it.


"Hiring" LinkedIn Profile for Hiring Managers


Watch this one minute video to share which roles you are hiring for on LinkedIn with job seekers.

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Recruitment Videos for Sharing

Medical Team

Optional text for posting:

Our Medical team’s culture of curiosity and service supports its mission to ensure that each patient receives the right treatment for their unique cancer. Patients, physicians and our partners rely on us to transform cancer care through precision oncology. Can you help us in that pursuit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFRUHmEKWCQ&t #WeAreFMI

R&D Team

Optional text for posting:

Our Research and Development team is constantly pushing the envelope to transform cancer care. Through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, each team member has the chance to make a real impact. Learn more about how you can join the team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvVZ__UsUq8 #WeAreFMI



Optional text for posting:

Shakti, our senior director of pathology, and senior associate medical director, discusses the direct link between his daily work and making a positive impact for people with cancer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EijkkdhwsY #WeAreFMI


Optional text for posting:

Cameron, our associate director of corporate strategy and portfolio planning, shares how his personal experience with cancer inspires him each day to help transform cancer care for patients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIQ_54M08T4&t #WeAreFMI

FMI Hackathon

Optional text for posting:

Foundation Medicine’s first-ever hackathon presented a unique opportunity to bring our colleagues from all departments and locations together to make an impact on transforming cancer care. #DisruptTheStatusQuo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFUiRjNEhUs #WeAreFMI

FMI Anthem Video

Optional text for posting:

Each day, Foundation Medicine is transforming cancer care for real people with names and families and lives that need to be lived. Hear from our employees about how we work together passionately for people with cancer seeking personalized treatment options today and for those who will need them tomorrow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF-C_jDjEwY&t #WeAreFMI

Adding FMI Videos to Your LinkedIn Profile

This makes your profile more inviting and helps us share our culture.


To embed a video on your LinkedIn profile:

Step 1

Go to your profile

Step 2

Click the pencil icon under your work experience (see highlighted)

Step 3

Paste the link from our YouTube Channel 

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Our Careers Blog

Know a good employee story? 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.

Person, Face, Man, Text, Apparel, Clothing, Poster, Advertisement

Please review our Social Media Policy before posting and use good judgement. Also, please do not add our company logo to unapproved content. 

Have feedback or questions?

Reach out to Audra Knight, Sr. Manager, Employment Branding at FMI