To optimally support our diverse customer base and fuel innovation, it is critical that we invest in recruiting diverse talent and increase the diversity of our talent pools. This investment requires our company to look outside of the talent pools that we’ve traditionally leveraged. If we don’t have diverse talent in the workplace, we will face difficulties understanding and addressing the needs of our diverse customers.
Although our goal is to have our workforce be as diverse as possible, broadening our talent pools to tap into and expand our pipeline has been challenging. We have experienced this especially in recruiting people of color, veterans and those with special needs. To this end, we are making focused efforts to build and strengthen our internal and external partnerships to allow us the opportunity to leverage diverse talent communities.
We strongly believe in building interest and capability in technology through inspiration and talent creation. It is important for our long term strategy of creating equity to invest in the pipeline even if it doesn’t have an immediate impact on our recruiting. Our partnerships with AnitaB.org, Girls Who Code (STEM), MLT, STRIVE, Integrate and TeamTreehouse are strengthening our helping to build a pathway for potential future employees.
We diligently and regularly measure & monitor our progress to ensure we stay focused on attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce.
We strive to find diverse talent by fostering our partnerships, externally and internally, as well as exploring innovative pathways to reach new populations of prospective new hires. Intuit has mentored approximately 120 girls through the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program and many have been hired as interns. In the past fiscal year, we have hired 10 employees across Engineering, Sales, and TA through our MLT partnership. In addition, 86% of summer interns were recommended for a full-time offer.