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Wells Fargo Reportedly Held Fake Interviews With Women & Black Candidates To Boost Diversity Numbers

Posted On: Jun 25, 2022   |   Posted By: Essence

Wells Fargo Reportedly Held Fake Interviews With Women & Black Candidates To Boost Diversity Numbers

By Jasmine Browley · Updated May 25, 2022 For the last few years, large corporations have vowed to boost their DEI efforts following the social justice uprising of summer 2020. But, one financial institution is being accused of talking the talk but not walking the walk. The New York Times reported that Wells Fargo staff allegedly held dishonest interviews with diverse applicants just to bolster their diversity stats. This is according to eight employees that work with Wells Fargo to some capacity. The New York Times said they were given the directive to interview Black and Brown people as well as women for jobs within the company that were already filled. The employees said this was not supposed to lead to any of the interviewees actually getting hired or even seriously considered for the roles, but simply a strategy to pump more numbers into their DEI strategies. The New York Times spoke with former Wells Fargo executive Joe Bruno, to which he shared that he spoke with management about the staged interviews...

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