Legal leaders looking to do more internally on diversity and inclusion are beginning to demand that candidate pools be diverse and are working creatively to eliminate implicit and unconscious biases.

Verona Dorch, the chief legal officer of St. Louis-based Peabody Energy Inc., told Corporate Counsel in an interview that she made it clear to both internal and external recruiters that she wanted to have a diverse slate of candidates for interviews when she started her role in 2015. Dorch said she no longer wanted recruiters to say they will look for the “best person for the job” and not keep diversity in mind.

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