Join Catherine Mattice Zundel for an in-depth discussion in this video Recruiting and interviewing, part of Managing Diversity.
- There are a lot of reasons your organization…might be interested in recruiting…and hiring a diverse workforce.…Gaining government contracts might be a big one.…In 2011, President Obama signed an executive order…to promote diversity and inclusion…in the federal workforce, and that means…government contractors will follow Obama's lead.…Or, you might be interested in having…a diverse workforce simply for…the competitive advantage.…Diverse workforces gain market share…by bringing together different backgrounds…and experiences who can market to a diverse consumer base.…
Recruiting from a diverse pool of candidates…means selecting the best in order to build…a qualified workforce, and fostering an inclusive…workforce means less turnover.…Whatever your reason for deciding to encompass diversity…into your recruiting and hiring practices,…there are three steps to take in doing so.…A great first step is to expand your talent pool.…Ideas for doing that include opening up your requests…for referrals to contractors, customers, and vendors.…
She outlines a process for creating a strategic plan and benchmarks for success. To bring your plan to life, she provides tips for implementing a diversity policy, recruiting and hiring, and asking diversity-related questions during interviews. (Compliance issues are also discussed along the way.) Catherine also explains how to integrate diversity within the performance management processes, including measuring employees on their ability to work well with others and measuring managers on their ability to drive and implement diversity initiatives.
Last, she covers "people practices," such as improving communication through open-door policies and ensuring work-life balance accommodates employees' lives and family responsibilities. When you're faced with organizational challenges, such as resistance to change, prejudice, or fear, Catherine provides tools to address them head-on.
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