Attracting diverse talent starts with inclusive hiring
In today’s climate, organizations want to ensure they’re making a meaningful impact on their client base and in their communities. This requires diversity of thought and representation of the community within the organization itself. But ensuring your workforce represents those populations can be challenging.
Many organizations struggle to attract diverse talent. And it often comes down to how inclusive your hiring process is. Even if you’ve worked hard to optimize your screening and selection, you may still notice problems with getting diverse candidates into your process.
Being an inclusive employer starts with making your recruitment process fair for your candidates. And your talent selection solutions should be predictive in a way that’s fair for everyone.
Our top 5 tips for improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring
Bias is likely to exist. The key is to recognize when and where it occurs — and the associated challenges it brings. Identify it, and then work to remove it.
Look at all facets of diversity
True inclusion goes beyond race and ethnicity. Make sure you’re considering physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. And then break each category down into subcategories. This can go a long way toward uncovering hidden biases you may have overlooked.
Collect and use data
Collect the data and metrics that define your workplace to see a full picture of the people who make up your organization today. Use that data to better understand where you need to improve. You’ll be able to see if there are disadvantages to a particular group. And with that visibility, you can begin to tackle the problem.
Be open to learning
Look critically at your current screening and selection system. You may be using a technique that turns out to be unfair for certain groups. If you’re open to learning about alternatives to the way you’ve always done things, you’re well on your way to being truly inclusive.
Accept the long-term commitment of DEI
There is no overnight fix when it comes to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring. Worthwhile changes take time. To really transform the accessibility and inclusivity of your hiring process, you also need to accept the lengthy timeline of DEI.
How Talogy can help you transform DEI
Trust in the expertise of Talogy consultants
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not new to us. We’ve been designing fair and objective talent management solutions for over 70 years. Our consultants are well versed in using established best practices to reduce bias in hiring.
Promote inclusion in your entire talent management process
We are world-class at assessing people from different backgrounds — and it translates into the entire talent management process. From screening and selection to development, we’ll help you figure out how to weave DEI into the process in an integrated and cohesive way.
Embed fairness in every solution
We can help you make sure fairness is embedded in every single solution you use. From auditing the criteria you choose to measure through to designing fair psychometrics, everything fits within a strategy. Each tool and assessment have been developed to target the traits associated with inclusive behavior.
Take unconscious bias training further
Providing unconscious bias training is no longer enough. It’s time to train people to not only be aware of the biases they may hold, but to also work toward becoming more inclusive. Talogy consultants can provide coaching that helps your leaders and hiring managers be more intentional about recognizing, evaluating, and celebrating differences in your candidate pool.
The test has been a really positive and engaging experience for the candidates. Talogy has been really great to work with, really flexible, really responsive, really high-quality content.
Principal Occupational Psychologist, Government Recruitment Service
Check out the Talogy Perceptions assessment
Improve your diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. Talogy Perceptions assessment measures the inclusive behaviors that underpin an individual’s cultural capability. This short questionnaire can be used for leadership development, professional workshops, diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, or to help assess future talent during the hiring process.
Talent management solutions from start to finish. With constant innovation and endless creativity, Talogy crafts screening, selection, and development solutions that are fair and inclusive at their core. Talogy can help you customize a complete talent management program. Solving for the talent challenges of today, and tomorrow.
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