Diversity hiring is hiring based on ensuring the process and procedure is free from bias based on age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other personal characteristics that are irrelevant to their job performance.
By hiring employees with different backgrounds and beliefs, companies create a culture that enables new ways of thinking, which gives them an edge versus their competitors, and in turn, impacts the bottom line and overall success of the company. Today, HR technology is playing a large role in eliminating bias when hiring and enabling diversity recruitment initiatives. Let’s take a look at 15 reasons why recruiting technology is crucial to diversity hiring:
Establish Job Descriptions That Attract Diverse Candidates
Obtaining a diverse company starts at the very beginning, in the job description. Identifying bias in job descriptions and recommending alternate words or sentences to substitute existing descriptions will help HR and recruiters to establish job descriptions that attract diverse candidates.
- Those looking for jobs will spend 49.7 seconds on a job listing before deciding it’s not a fit. With that said, cut down your list of qualifications by sticking to the “must haves” instead of the “nice-to-haves.” (source)
- 67% of job seekers listed diversity as an important factor when considering job offers. (source)
- Recruiters are focused on diversity, with 57% of them having strategies to attract diverse candidates. (source)
- Gender diversity helps organizations perform 15% above the median. (source)
Technology solutions, like ClearCompany’s Applicant Tracking System, are equipped to perform unbiased assessments of skills, competencies, and talents; removing any bias of gender, race, and/or age, which is crucial to diversity hiring in the workplace.
- Companies that have a diverse workforce financially outperform companies that don't. (source)
- 29% of companies who are less diverse, in terms of gender and ethnicity, are more likely to be less profitable. (source)
- In a study, about one-fifth of applicants who were not white, male, and from elite schools, made it to a first-round interview. (source)
- Companies that focus on reducing bias in the workplace have a 42% increase in applicants. (source)
- A 33% increase in profitability performance was noted of businesses that diminish bias when hiring. (source)
- Resumes with English-sounding names receive offers for interviews 40% more than those with Pakistani, Indian, or Chinese names that have identical resumes. (source)
- 37% of employees believe that gender diversity means better results for a business. (source)
- Using technology to lessen bias in the workplace has been known to lead to a 58% increase in new hire diversity. (source)
- There was an increase in new hires from 31.9% to 45.1% when managers were required to interview a more diverse group of candidates. (source)
- 80% of employers admit to making decisions based on regional accents. (source)
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Hiring diverse talent is valuable to your company and overall success and technology is crucial for establishing a strong diversity hiring program. Looking to strengthen your diversity hiring initiatives? Start with ClearCompany’s Applicant Tracking System to help you find, interview, and select the best hires based on skill and experience. Drive talent success today by getting a customized, free demo.
As a Marketing and Event Manager, Meredith coordinates best-practice content and brand-awareness events for ClearCompany. With her career in HR tech, Meredith works closely with HR practitioners and is passionate about providing them with the tools and information they need to succeed.