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Dec. 6, 2016 8:08 am

Interactive Mechanics shared some tips on how to make hiring a lot more inclusive

The design firm launched a nine-month paid fellowship for underrepresented populations over the summer. One staff member shared some lessons with Technical.ly Philly.

Interactive Mechanics' fellowship was intentionally designed to inform the firm's hiring practices.

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Center City-based design firm Interactive Mechanics launched a paid, remotely-located fellowship back in July with a two-pronged approach.
Interactive Mechanics fellows Candace Worthen (left), Madilynn Whittle and Ebonie Butler.

Interactive Mechanics fellows Candace Worthen (left), Madilynn Whittle and Ebonie Butler.

First, hire and develop underrepresented talent in the tech sector such as people of color and women. Second, be very intentional about using the fellowship as an opportunity to develop an inclusive hiring process.

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The second part is what should bend employers’ ears. Over the course of the fellowship, staff at Interactive Mechanics have learned a thing or two — or five.

The firm’s director of strategic initiatives, Amelia Longo, walked through those lessons (like fine-tuning targeted outreach) in a guest post for sister site Technical.ly Philly.

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