SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As divides emerge across the country, companies are struggling to unite diverse workforces into unified teams. Visionary entrepreneur, founder, and CEO, Laura Mather understands that focusing on universal values is key to uniting America. That's why today her company, Unitive, whose platform disrupts unconscious bias at every step of the hiring process, announces it will refocus on supporting companies' needs through values-based hiring practices.
Partnering with entrepreneurs Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein, Mather will host a town hall meeting in the heart of Silicon Valley to uncover how companies are coping with current discord and uncertainty. Unitive will then begin working with companies to identify a set of pre-established company-wide values. Using unique software and a team of hiring experts, Unitive will bridge gaps between employees by build hiring processes that reinforce those values and put talent first. Better hiring will build better, more cohesive teams where employees are aligned and connected by shared goals and values, regardless of their backgrounds. "The solution to building successful teams and bridging our national divides is to bring employees, teams, and organizations together through an emphasis on our commonly held values," said Unitive Founder and CEO, Laura Mather. "Now Unitive can meet companies where they are, develop strategies based in their core-beliefs, and create systems that support and strengthen teams with great hiring decisions." As the economy approaches an uncertain future and tensions rise across the country, the cost of bad hires grows exponentially. Companies need to be able to make great hires time and time again, and that means moving away from unreliable gut decisions based on a candidate's appearance, alma mater, or favorite hobbies. Successful organizations will transition their HR departments into values- and metrics-based processes that evaluate candidates' real competencies and their proven ability to do the job.