Workplace diversity has become a hot-button issue and a top priority for recruitment departments.
A recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 57% of recruiters say their talent acquisition strategies are designed to attract diverse candidates. Achieving greater diversity in the workplace is not just a noble and compliance-related goal.
The rise in diversity is related to the increasingly collaborative and team-based structure of modern organizations: the evidence is clear that companies that can effectively recruit and manage a diverse workforce have a clear competitive advantage.
Recruiters and talent acquisition leaders everywhere are being tasked to increase workplace diversity. So why is it so hard to move the needle?
Is it a pipeline issue as it’s often argued? Are unconscious biases interfering with recruitment decision-making? As with most complicated issues, it’s all of the above. Overcome these issues with 3 Steps to Hiring More Diverse Candidates.
Expanding recruitment efforts to diverse pools of talent provide organizations with significant business advantages including:
- Increased profitability, with highly inclusive organizations generating 2.3 times the cash flow per employee and 1.4 times the revenue
- Stronger brand image
- Tapping into the skilled workforce of the future
- Strengthened company culture and boosted employee morale
- Increased employee engagement and reduced turnover
A certified MBE/EDGE Business based in Columbus, Ohio, Maven is a proven partner for leading companies for talent acquisitions in diversity. As a diverse supplier and staffing agency, Maven is dedicated to the unbiased placement of high-quality job candidates. We work closely with employers to strategically meet their staffing and supplier diversity needs in alignment with their business growth goals.