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Diversity & Inclusion In Hiring: Creating A Diverse Workplace

By | Jeremy Silverstein

As an HR professional, you understand how crucial diversity and inclusion is for your organization. Not only does creating an equitable workplace help you comply with regulations, but also it can drive business success. To illustrate that, here’s a look at some of the key benefits that come from diversity, as well as tips for fostering it in your company.

Benefits of Creating a Diverse Workplace 

In today’s business environment, candidates and consumers value diversity in companies. When you cultivate an organization with many types of employees, you gain a competitive edge in your industry. Here are some of the advantages that have been shown to be involved:

  • More business growth
  • Better market development
  • Enhanced product development
  • Improved problem-solving and teamwork skills
  • Stronger relationships in the company
  • Boosted creativity and innovation
  • Better financial results, including more sales revenue

Tips for Better Recruiting and Interviewing 

To broaden your staff’s diversity in gender, age, marital status, socio-economic level, cultural background and more, try these practices:

  1. Strategically craft job postings. When posting job ads, avoid words with a masculine connotation such as “aggressive.”
  1. Anonymize resumes. Avoid name, gender or other discrimination in the resume selection process by blind-hiring. This can make it easier to analyze candidates without unconscious biases affecting choices.
  1. Pre-assess personalities of candidates. Conducting tests to understand candidates’ personalities is a great way to gather more diverse talent to your team.
  1. Cater to diverse clients. Always in demand for a wide variety of applicants are flexible schedules and better work/life balance.

Striving to make your workplace more open to a greater number of diverse candidates is a worthy goal. To learn more about this topic, take a look at the attached resource, which highlights info on creating a diverse workplace for better organizational performance.

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