How to improve diversity when recruiting

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A growing number of businesses consider diversity to be a key concern, with more than two-thirds of executives rating it as an important issue.

There are many reasons why making sure our workplaces are inclusive is important. Not only is it morally right, but having a diverse range of employees can help boost creative thinking, improve decision-making and also boost performance.

“Highly inclusive” organisations generate 1.4 times more revenue and are 120 percent more capable of meeting financial targets, according to Deloitte research.

When it comes to recruitment, improving diversity means attracting more diverse candidates and removing bias from the hiring process. So what are the factors you should consider?

Check your language in job adverts

It’s important to make sure a job advert attracts a wide range of people and to ensure certain language doesn’t deter candidates from applying.

“Pay attention to language in your job applications. You might say you have a young and vibrant culture, but this might put off older candidates,” said Abby Carlton, director of social impact at Indeed, speaking at the Indeed Interactive conference in Austin. (read more)

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