Over the coming months, we will be sharing content that both showcases talented black professionals, and focuses on the importance of a diverse team, how to create inclusive work environments, and more.
Up first in our series, how can your company attract diverse talent.
Having a diverse workforce should be viewed as so much more than a tick-box exercise. It is a moral goal to have, and a highly beneficial one. Research has shown that having a diverse team with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives can lead to greater creativity and innovation, better employee engagement, smarter decision making and much more.
Not only that, in a talent short market, having a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, may make it easier to attract top talent. So, if you are struggling to recruit diverse talent check out our top tips now.
Tip 1: Evaluate job adverts
To attract diverse talent, you must examine your recruitment process from start to finish. This starts with your job advertisements - ensure you are writing adverts carefully and in a way that will attract diverse talent. Use inclusive language, avoid too much jargon and be transparent. Advertise jobs on diverse job boards and networking groups to ensure they reach diverse groups.
Tip 2: Offer employee benefits and workplace policies that are attractive to diverse talent
This is one of the best ways to attract a diverse talent pool. This could include flexible working, floating holidays, family building benefits and using diverse healthcare providers are just some great ways to attract and retain diverse employees.
Tip 3: Ask existing employees to share diverse referrals
One of the most effective ways to increase workplace diversity is to leverage your current employees. Internal referral programs with a focus on diversity is a free and easy way to increase the pipeline of diverse talent into your organisation.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds will want to know exactly what your company is doing to ensure diversity, equality, and inclusion in the workplace. Share links to DEI policies on all job postings, have email signatures showcasing any DEI accreditations and links to policies and promote your policies on social media.
Tip 5: Promote your company culture
A simple but highly effective way to attract diverse talent is by promoting your company culture. Use recruitment marketing to showcase the inclusive, collaborative, and supportive company culture you have. Ensure your company values and mission have a focus on inclusivity and equality use marketing to promote these values, alongside your DEI policies, to help attract diverse candidates.
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