Diversity in the workplace: why it matters and how to increase inclusion

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Workplace diversity has become a hot-button issue and a top priority for recruitment departments.

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.