Diversity and inclusion are two words that we hear a lot in the world of recruitment. However, when the market is so competitive, and all businesses are fighting for tech talent, do diversity efforts remain a priority or is it just about filling the roles and business continuity?
In 2020, we all wanted to prioritise diversity and inclusion, but then, no one could have predicted the challenging talent market we now have. Candidates hold a lot of the power and have their choice of employers; diverse candidates like female developers are even more in demand and therefore have even more options at their disposal. When you need to recruit a large number of roles quickly in such a fierce market, your D&I efforts likely fall by the wayside, and hiring managers maintain that this is a promise they will pick up again when things are calmer and attracting talent is easier.
However, the market isn’t slowing down, and more importantly, candidates have come to expect diverse organisations; non-inclusive companies will struggle to attract talent in this new era of work.
So, how can organisations ensure that D&I is a real part of their 2022 recruitment strategy and pave the way for more diverse hires in the future?
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