ITSPmagazine chats with Sarah Noyes, Director of Talent, Speak with a Geek

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Sarah Noyes, Director of Talent and SWAG Inclusive Diversity at Speak with a Geek (SWAG)

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ITSPmagazine chats with Sarah Noyes, Director of Talent and SWAG Inclusive Diversity at Speak with a Geek. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation: - SWAG - or Speak with a Geek, is a technical talent platform that started as a means to foster a tech talent community in which they provide opportunities: short term, full time, contract or project-based. They now have a couple million geeks in their network and their emphasis is really on community. Geek is used as an endearing term. - SWAG often times uses a blind resume process where the administrative details, such as gender, age, or even their last name, are excluded from the resume. This really helps promote diversity and break down biases during the interview process. - SWAG are constantly recruiting new talent every day through partnerships with resume bases, a great referral program, and even just word of mouth. - Diversity is very important to SWAG and diversity and inclusion are not just a mission for minorities, it's for everyone. In SWAG's view, diversity creates better business.

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