Workplace diversity has become top-of-mind for organizations across the country. According to HRM, diversity hiring is defined as when companies recruit individuals with a collective mixture of differences and similarities that include individual characteristics, values and beliefs, experiences, and backgrounds.
With more collaborative and team-oriented cultures, today’s companies are tasking their recruiters and talent acquisition teams to attract diverse candidates. Studies have shown that the composition of a diverse workforce presents significant competitive advantages for businesses, including:
- Broader perspectives and ways of thinking
- Greater creativity and innovation
- Higher performing teams
- Increased profitability
- Reduced employee turnover
- More effective customer service