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Widening the talent pool enables organizations to change the composition of their workforce and unlock the power of increased diversity of thought, background, and experience. However, diversity recruitment begins before a job posting is ever listed. Organizations should intentionally communicate their commitment to DEI, develop a diversity recruiting plan, and rethink traditional hiring approaches before proactively engaging job seekers.
DEI is an increasingly important priority for employers because it matters to job seekers. A recent study found that 39% of workers have declined a job offer because they did not believe that the hiring company valued inclusivity . These numbers were even higher for the women, racial/ethnic minorities, and LGBTQIA+ community members who are often the targets of diversity recruitment efforts.