• Oliver Jessup

How To Promote Diversity In The Hiring Process?


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In order to realise and experience the many benefits of having a diverse working environment, you can start by improving your hiring process

Arguably one of the primary goals for many organisations now is to create and foster a diverse workplace. Recruiting people from different backgrounds with diverse experiences makes your brand more creative. It helps you to nurture and ultimately maximise talent irrespective of factors such as gender, educational attainment and socioeconomic status to name but a few.


In order to realise and experience the many benefits of having a diverse working environment, you can start by improving your hiring process. After all, you have complete control over the process from sourcing to onboarding.


Here are just a few of the ways that you can promote diversity within your hiring process:


1. Audit Your Current Processes

Take a look at your current sourcing and recruitment practices. Incorporate best practice metrics that are geared towards increasing diversity and change the discrepancies accordingly.


Work smart and start with a single metric and incorporate more moving forwards as opposed to overhauling your entire process all at once.


2. Refine Your Job Advertisements

Ensure that you dedicate sufficient time to creating your job postings. Use inclusive language in order to attract candidates with different backgrounds and skills.


3. Identify New Platforms

If you have been using the same hiring apps and websites for a long period of time you will notice that you are attracting the same type of applicant. Identify new fresh and creative platforms where diverse candidates interact with one another and make your brand visible there.


4. Offer Targeted Internships

Internships are an excellent way of targeting specific demographic groups. Partner with Universities, Colleges and community groups in your local area in order to promote these initiatives.


Conclusion

Having a diverse workplace can help your company to elevate the talents of individuals from different backgrounds and experiences. Problem solving can then become not only unique but imaginative too. ------------------------------ Recommended reading: Key Attributes of Successful Interim Contractors How to Improve Your Hiring Process in 7 Steps