Diversity hiring is beneficial to both your colleagues and your company. If you want to increase engagement, productivity (inclusive teams outperform their peers by 80%), and even profits (6% greater revenue), diversity is the answer.
We’ve discussed why things such as diversity and inclusion are so important in the workplace, and we’ve talked about how you can improve diversity factors within your own team. But what about your current hiring practices? After all, experience and brand start at the beginning of the candidate funnel; when they first interact with your company. In fact, 75% of job seekers consider an employer’s brand before even applying for a job.
The following article discussing workforce diversity was originally published in October of 2015. It has since been updated to reflect new and improved statistics on building a diverse workforce as of October 2017. For more information about any of the topics mentioned, take a look at these related articles: How to Balance Cultural Fit with Diversity 10 Diversity Hiring Statistics That Will Make You Think 8 Things You Can't Miss About Employer Branding Before 2015 Ends
Today’s workplace is more diverse than ever before. Racial minorities now make up a little over a third of the workforce, a big jump from even just a decade ago. Not surprisingly, this jump is having an impact on the workplace environment, and in a good way.
UPDATE 10/2017: This article has been updated to reflect newer statistics found on diversity hiring. For more articles on diversity in the workplace, take a look at these: Build a Diverse Workforce with These 5 Best Practices in Mind How to Balance Cultural Fit with Diversity 5 Unique Benefits of Competency Based Recruitment and Selection