In 2022, diversity is no longer a buzzword — it’s an expectation. More than 3 out of 4 job seekers and employees (76%) report that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers. But many companies continue to struggle with making diversity and inclusion a reality in their workplaces. From attracting the best candidates to promoting a company culture of inclusion, building diversity in your organization from the ground up takes a lot of work.
If you’re looking to improve your diversity hiring practices, the shift can be just as rewarding as it is challenging. It’s time to get to the root of the issue and assess your organization’s recruitment practices. You can efficiently optimize your hiring habits to create a truly diverse and equitable workplace with the right diversity recruitment solutions.
So here’s how you do it:
- Overcome unconscious bias
- Take a data-driven approach
- Avoid the one-size-fits-all approach
- Make diverse talent feel comfortable
It’s your job as the recruiter to do your market research and identify the concerns and fears of each subgroup. Once you’ve identified these diversity-related issues, it’s time to address them. This can mean presenting information about your inclusivity initiatives, crafting counterarguments, making changes to your workplace environment, or showcasing your DE&I credentials as part of your employer brand. The key here is to acknowledge that your diverse candidates are different from the average worker. They may have been treated differently than their coworkers in other roles and are approaching this interview with those experiences in mind.
Oleeo, formerly WCN, is an award-winning provider of innovative talent acquisition technology. Built using intelligent automation and machine learning, Oleeo’s platform helps companies discover unlimited sourcing potential to attract, engage and hire amazing, diverse teams that change the world for the better. Our mission is to help recruiters do that faster and more efficiently than ever before.