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Diversity Discussion

Neurodiversity in the workplace

What is neurodiversity? The word neurodiversity was coined by sociologist, Judy Singer. “Neurodiversity refers to the virtually infinite neuro-cognitive variability within Earth’s human population. It points to the fact that every human has a unique nervous system with a unique combination of abilities and needs.” Neurodiversity is most associated with autism, though the term includes […]

Talent retention

Businesses have a number of tools at their disposal to help with talent retention. Below are a number of methods available to employers that can help create a supportive and loyal team. These are proven methods of improving your talent retention, but is by no means an exhaustive list. EVP:  EVP (Employee Value Proposal), is the […]

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)

Employers have a responsibility to be inclusive and diverse when it comes to hiring staff. They must ensure that plans are in place to address this during recruitment drives. DEI can affect how attractive you are as a company. It also affects how existing employees feel about the business. The University of Michigan’s diversity officer […]

Inclusive Team: How to Attract Diverse Talents to Your Team

Having a diverse team is almost a necessity for every organization that is focused on growth. Besides being a way of fulfilling the law in some countries, a diverse team is a valuable asset that any organization can leverage. Bringing in people who have different perspectives results in increased creativity and innovation. Decision-making and problem […]

Navigating Senior Hires: Making Executive Hiring Less Exclusive

Executive hiring isn’t the same as advertising for a typical role. These senior-level positions aren’t always advertised on job boards for anyone to apply to. Instead, they rely on outreach and direct sourcing. This is why many founders turn to existing networks and people they trust to fill senior roles. You can’t blame them for looking into inner circles as the position is so crucial to the future of the business. However, this can cause a lot of problems. Relying on the hinges of existing networks can lead to middle-aged white men playing musical chairs in senior roles while other candidates don’t get a look in.
Now CEOs and executives are claiming to prioritise diversity and inclusion within their businesses. As we all come to realise the critical value diversity can bring to organisations, teams and roles, many more businesses are beginning to make a conscious effort to diversity. However, to make this a reality in all company areas, it’s widely stated that you need to start with the c-suite.

Can Talent Mapping Help to Improve Diversity?

Whether it’s gaining a greater perspective of how your organisation needs to diversify to be an attractive prospect to candidates and support your product launch, or whether it’s identifying where talent with the necessary skills is located, talent mapping can help. Both internally and externally, it’s a very useful tool that scaling businesses can use to inform recruitment strategies to ensure success. Moreover, in an increasingly competitive tech recruitment market, it can give you an essential competitive edge.

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