Workforce Diversity | The C Level Strategy Series with Jon Arnold | Segment 5

In this multipart series, Jon Arnold, president of investment services at J. Arnold Wealth Management, talks with area business leaders about the issues businesses face every day.

On the panel are: Guy Coviello, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Barb Ewing, CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator Bob Mesaros, president and CEO of Commercial Metal Forming Jeff Leo Herrmann, CEO of the Youngstown Publishing Company.

In this video, the panel discusses workforce diversity.

“Don’t you believe that hiring the best man, woman or transgender person, regardless of color, would satisfy?” asks Arnold.

Coviello says the challenge is creating a system where the pool of talent of available talent is equitable.

“We need to hire the best people for our organizations. That pool is what probably needs to be more equitable.”

Ewing says having a diverse workforce is important for every business.

“Is that best person necessarily the best person for the organization?” she asks. “Or is having a diverse workforce that can see the world slightly different better for the organization?”

Future episodes will cover more topics or you can view the discussion in its entirety here.

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