Executive Innovation Show

The Talent Pipeline Starts in High School with Corlis Murray

January 15, 2019
Executive Innovation Show
The Talent Pipeline Starts in High School with Corlis Murray
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Executive Innovation Show
The Talent Pipeline Starts in High School with Corlis Murray
Jan 15, 2019
Carrie Chitsey Wells
Show Notes

In this episode of The Executive Innovation Show Podcast, Carrie Chitsey speaks with Corlis Murray of Abbott. Murray is the Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services. As an African-American women, Murray has become a top engineer and developed Abbott’s high school STEM internship program that serves as an early stage of Abbott’s talent pipeline. This program also addresses the issues with STEM recruitment and retention for women and minorities.

Listen in on topics discussed in this podcast such as: 

  • Why Abbott is leading the charge in the high school recruiting and STEM internship program. How they got started and why Corlis is passionate about helping youth, women and minorities.  
  • Understanding the ins and outs of the high school paid summer internship program, how it works, the youth mentoring and relationships that are built throughout their school pathway to college. Hear the conversion rates of high school to college interns and full time hires. 
  • How Abbott provides high school students with real world work experience working hands on with breakthrough technology in healthcare, finance and manufacturing. 
  • Benefits, lessons learned and best practices for starting the recruiting pipeline as early as high school. 
  • How to gain executive HR buy in and overcome struggles such as transportation, legal and employee mentors. 
  • How Generation Z recruiting, especially recruitment of women and minorities, is not a charitable act but a necessity for the future of the workforce.  

Learn more about Corlis Murray and Abbott's ambition for high school internships and follow their journey of adding a 5th city in 2019. 

 To learn more innovative ways to connect and attract high school + Gen Z’s through digital interviews and job fairs.



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