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HYPE Presents: 35 Under 35 — Allison Cross

KFCOur People, Social ImpactDecember 06, 2021

HYPE (Hungry Young Professionals Engaging) is an ERG based in the Lousiville, Kentucky campus. They recently launched their 35 under 35 campaign which aims to highlight 35 young professionals from now until the end of the year who are making a difference in our company and practicing allyship. Learn more about Allison, Associate Manager, Talent Attraction, below:


What is a recent achievement you wish to share? 

The opportunity to lead talent attraction strategy, technology, and employment marketing efforts for the KFC US Brand.

How are you an ally/practicing allyship for an underrepresented community? 

Delivering a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive RSC by executing KFC Recruitment Strategies that attract, hire, and retain the best employees, while growing a strong talent pipeline. A few ways that I have achieved this is as follows: created RSC & RGM Mentorship program to inspire career growth; continue to support and partner with local schools or organizations to mentor, build know-how, or create talent pipelines such as Western Highschool; serve the community through volunteering my time to support blessings in a backpack; educate myself and identify opportunities to bring along others to build-know on allyship; organized Implicit Bias Training led by Marian Vasser for field leaders; launched an Employee Spotlight program to provide a platform for field leaders to share what makes them unique; focus on staffing strategies that attract diverse candidate pools and ensure to have diverse representation on the interview panel; partner with departments and President Counsel to co-author ways to enhance staffing strategies and allyship throughout recruitment exercises.

What's a company/organization you think is making an impact for growth and good? 

KFC Foundation-I am passionate about the work they do since I have spent most of my KFC career field-facing. I have seen first-hand how much good they do for our field teams.

What is your career aspiration/goal? Do you have a "dream position"?

I am most happy when I get to help people be their best self.

What is your favorite menu item from any of our brands (it's ok if it's not your brand)

Original Recipe Chicken.

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