Removing Bias from the Sourcing Process to Enhance Fairness and Expand Candidate Pools.

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Every step in the recruiting cycle represents another opportunity for systemic biases to exclude qualified job seekers from the talent pool. Organizations that strive towards a workplace reflective of society’s diversity need to proactively mitigate these biases, beginning with the sourcing process.

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Sourcing is the act of finding and engaging the right talent to fill job openings. It is a proactive process of identifying qualified talent and occurs early in the recruiting cycle. The DEI recruiting plan informs which groups are being targeted for each role. For example, an organization may need to recruit more Black job candidates for senior leadership roles or Latinx workers for entry-level STEM opportunities.

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