“In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength” – Maya Angelou
As a recruiter, it is a challenge to source good candidates for your clients. But one thing that’s more important than that is to build powerful teams which are no less than tanks in the battlefield, crushing every obstacle like it’s child’s play.
Recruiters who are able to do that are the ones who are praised by their clients & their story is echoed by everyone in the industry.
That’s all for the juicy words. Now, why should you prefer diversity hiring? How is it beneficial for organizations and you?
Ready to find the answers?
Let’s dive straight in!
Having individuals with various cultures, expertise, and viewpoints in your pipeline is a goldmine for you.
Bringing a diverse workforce for your clients not only promotes creative ideas and innovation at their workplace, but also introduce a broader spectrum of expertise and skills.
This in turn brings the power to examine issues from several perspectives and devise more effective solutions for the problems in your client’s organization. That’s the beauty of diversity.
As the saying goes: “Your employees are also consumers.”
Diversity, inclusion, and equity help your client’s organization relate and connect to a wider range of their customers from various geographical regions and backgrounds.
This can help them improve their services, provide a positive candidate experience and better serve the wants and needs of their target all over the world.
D,E&I initiatives can be viewed as a representation of an organization’s values and commitment to corporate social responsibility.
This not only helps bring in new customers for your client and retain existing ones by showing that they are not just focused on financial gain, but it also contributes to creating a positive influence in society.
Ultimately improves your client’s organization’s perception in the minds of their candidates.
Extending the previous point, higher workplace diversity along with the positive influence in society, also contributes to having positive influence within the company culture.
Thus, resulting in employees feeling happier, having higher morale, and feel more included which is a contributing factor in reduced employee turnover.
Employees will also have better connectivity at the workplace, that will help boost their experience and retention.
The team of Individuals who have different experiences in their jobs and their lives is the one which has higher chances of easily adapting into different situations.
They are flexible to having changes in their methods of work and tackling different problems in unique ways.
That’s a golden asset that comes with diversity in an organization.
Now you must be wondering on how to boost your diversity hiring efforts.
The answer is simple. You need to invest in a robust HR recruitment software, that will help streamline your recruiting process and also promote blind hiring.
All of these points I mentioned before were to show you why it is so important to have candidates with diverse backgrounds & experiences in your pipeline.
And any recruiter who understand this, is respected by their clients, and ultimately succeeds in their careers.
The problem w. diverse hiring practices is that too often it is not the talent & work ethic which is the final check-mark in the box but that they can now tick off ‘have hired an outside person of diverse ethnic background’. That then results in the inplace workforce having to carry a new hire until they eventually get up to speed. If they do. Hiring should be blind, looking at only education, skill, experience & career goals & previous employment reviews, legal history. When people are smart, punctual, honest, great workers, they will be additions worth adding to a business. The bottom line has to be important because so many count on company success. Those kinds of people come in every shape, colour & ethnicity. But in the end, they must fit in with the culture that has built the business.