The accelerated shift to remote work has raised opportunities for human resources leaders to rethink their approaches to talent acquisition. As many companies start 2021 with a mandate to improve their inclusive practices, starting with the way they search for and acquire top talent will be imperative to demonstrating their commitment to making real change.
By reducing bias throughout your hiring process, not only will you be exposed to new pools of applicants, but you will also be better equipped to support your existing marginalized employees with more equitable policies and practices.
Dean Delpeache is a diversity and inclusion strategist who has spent more than a decade focused on innovation, talent management and creating frameworks of equity for organizations.
In this podcast, he offers many insights into how to improve your recruitment strategies, including:
To create meaningful change in your workplace, you have to be ready to correct existing policies that are blocking inclusivity. By putting forth the effort to actively reduce bias within your recruitment process, you’ll be helping to improve potential employees’ workplace experiences from the very beginning.