(MBI-LIVE) Best Practices for Recruiting a Diverse Workforce


  • Mar 10, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


  • Online Learning - Zoom
Fee Type of Fee
$100 / Person MBI Members - First 2 People
$65 / Person MBI Members - Each Additional Person From The Same Company
$135 / Person Construction Update Subscribers & Non-Members

This session is part of our series, The Changing Face of Construction.

Presenters: Anthony Ferguson Jr., Ed.D, West Des Moines Community Schools - West Des Moines, IA,

Eric Idehen, OPX International - Urbandale, IA 

Sailu Timbo, Hy-Vee, Inc. - West Des Moines, IA 

Workplace diversity has become a hot topic and a high priority for many human resource departments and executives in all industries, and commercial construction is no exception. On the surface, efforts to diversely recruit into an organization may appear to be just a noble gesture or meant to gain or maintain compliance. But, for high performing companies, that couldn’t be further from the truth! The rise in diversity recruitment is associated with companies understanding that those who can effectively recruit and manage a diverse workforce have a clear advantage. Simply put, the greater variety of thoughts, perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds you have at the table, the better end result. In this session, we will dive into best practices on how to objectively recruit a diverse workforce with insight from seasoned recruiters and inclusion experts from some of Iowa’s largest employers.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Gain a better understanind of how to recruit with diversity in mind 
  • Learn the value and benefits of a diverse workplace 
  • Discover tried and true best practices for recruiting and securing a diverse team 

Master Builder Designation: Ethics - 1.5 credits