Certified Applicant Pool Training

To support Mason’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, HR's Talent Acquisition team is now offering training on how to certify the diversity of applicant pools in job searches. This training will encourage a more proactive recruitment approach by assessing diversity within the applicant pool prior to reviewing resumes.

Units will designate a Talent Equity Advisor (TEA)* who is then trained by HR to analyze the unit’s applicant pools. In training, TEAs will learn:

  • How to responsibly analyze applicant pools for adequate diversity representation in the areas of race/ethnicity, gender, disability, and veteran status;
  • How to appropriately share data to ensure that searches move forward with more diverse applicant pools; and
  • How to support hiring authorities when an applicant pool cannot be certified.

If you wish to have a member of your administrative or academic unit participate in this training, please direct them to register in MasonLEAPS. If you have questions, please contact:

Dwala Toombs
Outreach and Compliance Programs Manager

Tiffany Hughes
Diversity and Compliance Specialist


*To avoid conflicts of interest, the Talent Equity Advisor should not be a search coordinator, chair, or committee member.