This digest makes a compelling argument for Diversity & Inclusion. We examined the current position of Diversity and Inclusion within the recruitment landscape and offered some practical how-to steps for recruiters to improve their D&I strategy from start to finish.
Thinking a company’s diversity and inclusion policy starts and ends with candidate selection is a common misconception. Follow these six tips to kickstart or improve your D&I strategy from start to finish:
- Start from The Top
Diversity & Inclusion policies should be embedded within the company culture from the top down and be evident in the employer brand.
- Think Outside the 9-5 Box
Lack of flexibility is a known inhibitor to certain minorities, particularly parents and carers, accessing suitable work opportunities and progressing their careers.
- Words Matter
Ensure your recruitment webpages and other employer branding resources demonstrate that diversity and inclusion are on the organization’s agenda. Keep an eye out for gendered or different biased wording.
- Sourcing for Diversity
Proactively reach out to a diverse pool of applicants and consider devising a diversity sourcing strategy for every role.
- Reduce Bias In Processes
A fair recruitment process is only possible when there is a level playing field where every application has a similar experience.
- Development and Retention
Once hired, it is essential to ensure individuals feel integrated and included from the outset.
85% of senior executives agree that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to encouraging different perspectives and ideas that drive innovation.
This research was created by Sonru Video Interviewing and includes contributions and research gathered from Sonru clients and candidates between 2011 to 2020.