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LinkedIn thinks campus recruiting hurts tech sphere diversity

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Campus recruiting is a staple of hiring for tech companies, but the process feeds into the lack of diversity already plaguing the industry.

Elite colleges have their own diversity problems.

And when companies only recruit from elite schools the lack of diversity is magnified.

That's what LinkedIn found when the professional network ditched campus recruiting in favor of regional recruitment events not limited to students at four-year colleges.

"Our goal is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.

When I looked at the process of traditional college recruiting, it wasn't necessarily in line with our company's vision to do just that," Tey Scott, LinkedIn's talent acquisition executive behind the change in strategy, told Mashable.

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