7 Ways to Encourage Diversity While Hiring
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As more and more corporates are realising the importance of having a diverse workforce, the onus of improving diversity in the workplace is falling on hiring managers and HR leaders.
Diversity is now an important part of recruitment strategies with a lot riding on its successful implementation. In a Gartner report, almost 73% of HR leaders identified the need for incorporating diversity in their recruitment strategy.
What is workplace diversity?
Diversity at the workplace is not limited to having more women employees or hiring people of different faiths. Diversity, in reality is a lot more diverse than this. It includes having employees from different:
A McKinsey report claims that organizations that leverage diversity in their board have a 95% higher return on their equity. That’s because a diverse workplace can be translated to a healthier workplace. It sends a positive outlook to both your employees and your customers. It shows that you as an organization credit meritocracy above anything else.
How to encourage diversity while hiring?
Incorporating diversity while hiring might not be an easy thing to do. However, practising the seven tips as discussed above may help you steer through the right direction and become a pioneer in diversity hiring.
After spending over a decade in Corporate Communications, Chayanika started second innings of her career as a Communications Consultant, Content Marketer, and Freelance Writer. She writes on different topics including HR, lifestyle, travel, parenting, digital marketing and mental health. Chayanika is a part of the WritelySo team where she writes engaging content for the readers. When not writing, Chayanika is usually exploring new places with her husband and daughter.
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