Diversity in Hiring

A diversity talent strategy is important for innovation and critical for becoming successful on a global scale. According to Forbes Insight, executives are more frequently recognizing that “a diverse set of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds is crucial to innovation and the development of new ideas.” When asked about the relationship between diversity and innovation, many agreed that diversity is crucial to encouraging different perspectives and ideas that foster innovation.

At Corps Team, our clients have had great success in increasing the diversity within their organizations because of their progressive attitude toward alternative work arrangements. As a company, we operate 100 percent virtually and therefore we have the ability to build a diverse team, as we can recruit professionals from all over the country. This also means that circumstances other than skill and workplace culture, such as location or the amount of time employees can be in-office, do not have to play a role in the hiring decision.

Being labeled a “diverse company” is highly sought after in today’s business climate.  According to a Forbes article on how to create a diverse workforce culture, “Diversity in the workplace is one of the key elements in driving innovation, increasing creativity and improving business performance with better decision-making overall.”

For businesses that currently do not offer alternative work options such as remote working, increasing workplace diversity might not be as easy, but is still a priority.  According to Facebook spokesman Slater Tow, “We’ve always focused on recruiting the very best and brightest. We are big believers that creativity happens with people who have different perspectives and backgrounds.”

Of course, there are additional benefits to hiring diversely, as a diverse workforce enhances businesses in ways that all industries can benefit from. Equality Magazines illustrates a few ways here:

  • Connecting with diverse customers: The US is often nicknamed a “melting pot” or a “salad bowl” due to the fact that our country is made up of varied groups, cultures and backgrounds. The needs of diverse customers need to be understood; therefore, it is smart for companies to be equally as diverse.
  • Higher employee innovation: A work environment that is both open to diversity and comprised of diverse professionals remains flexible and favorable to employee innovation, or as Facebook would say, creativity.
  • Employee recruitment and retention: Businesses who adopt a people-first mentality are more likely to attract top talent. Furthermore, a workplace that displays interest and concern for its employees is more likely to retain its staff.

At Corps Team, our clients have had great success in increasing the diversity within their organizations because of their progressive attitude toward alternative work arrangements. As a company, we operate 100 percent virtually and therefore we have the ability to build a diverse team, as we can recruit professionals from all over the country. This also means that circumstances other than skill and workplace culture, such as location or the amount of time employees can be in-office, do not have to play a role in the hiring decision.

TalentLyft offers the following ways to help you build diversity in the workplace:

  • Leverage diverse job boards.
  • Offer targeted internships and scholarships.
  • Highlight diversity on your career site.
  • Reward diverse referrals.
  • Have a diverse interview panel.
  • Unconscious bias training for recruiters.
  • Create diversity friendly policies.

Over the past couple of years more and more companies have looked to increasing their diversity hires and Corps Team is committed to helping our clients increase diversity in their workforce.

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