As a biracial, Black woman with a disability — a form of cerebral palsy — and over a decade of talent management experience, Amanda Burke is uniquely qualified to lead an organization committed to building diverse and inclusive workforces. Burke began her workforce solutions career at Aerotek, where she quickly established herself as a top performer and transformational leader. For over a decade her internal impacts accelerated the advancement of female leadership and BIPOC representation and her work with clients enabled these impacts to spread throughout the communities she served.
Burke’s philosophy is that people are multidimensional. “[We] cannot just bring one side of us to work. … There is so much more that we have to bring to the table.”
She applied this to Getting Hired’s brand refresh in February, which included the launch of a new website and a broadened scope to support more underrepresented talent. The new site empowers individuals to present their authentic selves with expanded self-identification options to truly showcase their intersections of identity. It also enables organizations to share and highlight their culture initiatives, providing talent and employers the means to connect on more than just job descriptions and résumés.
Just three months in, registration and engagement on the platform have increased by over 70%, with the majority of new users and employers leveraging the self-ID capabilities and highlighting their culture initiatives.
In addition to leading the changes on the digital frontier, Burke built new sourcing services for Getting Hired’s clients by leveraging Allegis Group’s recruiting capabilities and positioning Getting Hired as a partner that not only impacts DE&I efforts, but also urgent hiring challenges and talent acquisition strategy in general.
“I think about all the hard work put in by people before me and the many shoulders I had to stand on to get to where I am today,” Burke reflects. “And then I think about how the work I’m doing will elevate more individuals to stand up in the future to continue furthering the ideas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging.”
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