The concept of diversity in your workplace is the notion that your employees should reflect the overall makeup of the community around you. Your team should comprise diverse kinds of individuals, with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. This could include diversity with regards to gender, experience, and socioeconomic status as well as religion, and more.
Diversity can be classified into two types: intrinsic diversity, like demographics, or acquired diversity, which can be cultivated or acquired through time. Consider inherent diversity as being related to gender, race, age, or any other attribute that is part of the individual. Recruiting diversity and inclusion is a term used to describe things like experience, education, and values, as well as skills and knowledge.
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Diversity recruitment is the process of hiring applicants using an approach that is unaffected by prejudices against or for any one or more groups of applicants. It's still a merit-based process and is still focused on finding the best candidate for the job however, it is structured to offer all applicants regardless of their background, an equal chance.
Diversifying the sourcing of goods and services:
Here are some strategies to increase the variety of candidates you source:
- Check your ads for job openings
- Sources for target candidates where diverse candidates gather
- Inspire your employees from all departments to recommend their contacts
- Offer internships to specific groups
- Create an identity for your company that highlights your diverse skills
- Develop company policies that are appealing to a variety of potential candidates
Incorporating these policies as well as actively encouraging them through your source is a great way to make sure your diversity strategy is working exactly as it should.