What sort of challenges are holding your recruiting efforts back? Have you struggled to find talent with the skills you need now and in the future? Are you at a loss for how to evaluate candidates based on their culture fit? Does your competition seem to be attracting all the best talent on the market? If you’re like most companies, all three of these are pressing issues, along with a half dozen more.
Make Diversity a Priority
There is growing evidence that the solution to many major recruiting woes is to make diversity a bigger priority. Just consider that a recent survey conducted by Glassdoor revealed that 67 percent of job seekers make diversity a priority when evaluating a potential employer.
Step back and think about that for a second. When people go looking for a job, they look for one they’re qualified for, that pays enough, that offers stimulating work, and that’s located within reach. They also look for one with an employer that values diversity.
How to Attract More Talent
There is only so much you can do to attract more talent. You probably can’t double your salaries or build an enticing new office. But you can do a lot to improve the diversity of your company. And if you do, job seekers will be a lot more excited about working for you.
What’s even better is that the more diverse you become, the easier it is to become diverse. The Glassdoor survey suggested that diversity is a higher priority for minority professionals. Of the respondents, women, African Americans, Asians, Latinos, and military veterans all reported that diversity was a priority at rates higher than the 67 percent average. As you add these underrepresented professionals to your ranks, you will find a lot more of them apply in the first place.
The Good News
That’s good news for you because top talent it present everywhere. If you have not prioritized diversity in the past, you’ve likely overlooked minority talent that is poised to make a big impact on your company and the business world as a whole. This talent is unfortunately often undervalued because no effort is made to engage it, or because it’s disqualified for arbitrary reasons. Once you overcome these useless biases you flood your talent pool with exciting professionals.
So how do you begin recruiting in a more diverse way, especially if you’re not particularly diverse already? You start by partnering with a staffing company that makes it a point to work with diverse professionals. Consult with the team at Unifound Staffing, and discover how easy recruiting can become.