Think about what diversity means: it means hiring females, minorities, military veterans and people of different generations. All of these groups bring different experience, skills and perspectives to the table, meaning you'll be able to better serve a more diversified customer base and win new markets. And with increasing globalization over the years and the world becoming more of a "global village," workplace diversity has become increasingly necessary.
Yes, you should always hire people based on skills, experience, and expertise. But keep in mind, numerous studies have shown that a diverse workforce is more:
So, how can your company effectively and efficiently build diverse teams without resorting to quotas or favoring demographics over skills?
One answer may be to use big data. By mining publicly available social data, your in-house recruiters or staffing agency partner will be able to source candidates that possess the expertise and experience you need, who also fit any demographic characteristics that are currently underrepresented at your company.
If that's not feasible, you can try:
By combining contemporary recruiting technologies with new perspective and techniques, you'll reap the benefits of a more diverse, productive, innovative and profitable workforce!
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