A diverse team is a major competitive advantage, and building one starts with the recruiting process.
In addition to dramatically increasing the depth of its talent pool, a diversity-focused recruitment program provides an organisation with the opportunity to experience the myriad benefits of a diverse and inclusive team.
According to research shared in Forbes Insights’ Global Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering Innovation through a Diverse Workforce:
Senior executives are recognising that a diverse set of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds is crucial to innovation and the development of new ideas. When asked about the relationship between diversity and innovation, a majority of respondents agreed that diversity is crucial to encouraging different perspectives and ideas that foster innovation.
Diversity can take many forms, which is important to consider as you endeavour to attract a more diverse group of prospective employees. A successful program seeks applicants from the widest possible range of backgrounds and life experiences.