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Diversity Discussion

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.

Removing Unconscious Bias from your Recruitment Process

Unconscious bias is a talking point right now. This year, there’s been an enormous shift in all walks of life to address discrimination; with global protests and a rise in activism for many causes. Following the Black Lives Matter protests across the world it was suggested that MPs in the UK Government should take a […]

What Is Antisemitism, and How Can Workplaces Avoid It?

Antisemitism is once again dominating the news. Recently, Twitter was criticised for not acting quickly enough when UK grime artist Wiley posted a series of anti-Semitic tweets. The social media platform had to make a public apology after waiting six days to ban the artist from their website permanently. However, this is not the first time that […]

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