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Inclusive Hiring

In episode two of The Connector, Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) Director Sarah Langer Hall is joined by IEI Practitioner in Residence Philip Cooper and Daniel Vuono with East Fork Pottery in Asheville. 

Hall, Cooper and Vuono discuss the importance of inclusive hiring and working with talent partners to open opportunities to overlooked candidates. They also discuss how working with talent partners can help businesses ensure that employees are able to navigate benefits and wrap-around services while succeeding on the job.

This and other episodes of The Connector offer a sneak peak into the 2023 Emerging Issues Forum, Talent First Economics. Tickets for the forum are available at

IEI’s The Connector Podcast explores connections being made across sectors, regions and perspectives resulting in a more vibrant and prosperous North Carolina.

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Episode Two: Inclusive Hiring
Guests: Philip Cooper and Daniel Vuono
Host: Sarah Langer Hall, Director, Institute for Emerging Issues

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