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Building an Inclusive Team: Keys to Successful Diverse Hiring

You want an inclusive team. To build this team, prioritise diverse hiring. When you do, you’ll be able to identify top job candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. And, you’ll be able to recruit and hire these individuals and watch them become key contributors across your organisation. 

There are many things you can do to recruit for diversity and build an inclusive team, such as:

1. Evaluate Your Culture

Commit the time and resources required to establish a diverse and inclusive culture. To get started, teach your organisation’s leaders about the importance of diversity and inclusion. You can develop a training program to educate your leaders about these topics. From here, you may be able to use a top-down approach to create a culture where equality reigns supreme and every employee is inspired and motivated to do their best. 

As you create the culture you want, check the pulse of your workers along the way. Use surveys and questionnaires to understand how your employees feel about your culture. This may help you find ways to improve and optimise your culture. Over time, you’ll be able to maintain a culture where employees feel happy. Plus, you may be able to attract top talent who can further enhance your culture long into the future. 

2. Reduce Bias in Your Recruitment Process

Biases may permeate across your recruitment process without your knowledge. Fortunately, revamping this process may help you minimise such issues. 

For example, you can include several team members in your interviews with job candidates. Following these interviews, team members can come together to share their feedback about candidates. This helps make the hiring process collaborative. It also boosts your chances of recruiting and adding talent who can help your organisation establish a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

Also, you can standardise your job interviews. By having every candidate go through the same process, there’s little to no risk of biases along the way. 

Additionally, you may want to rework your job descriptions. Make sure your job postings accurately reflect your organisation and what it’s all about. Otherwise, you risk publishing descriptions that fail to highlight your organisation’s mission, values, and goals. Even worse, these descriptions may ultimately lead some job candidates to pursue opportunities with your industry rivals. 

3. Get Help with Sourcing Job Candidates

Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), you may be able to source job candidates faster and more efficiently than ever before. AI may help you build an inclusive team, as you’ll be able to instantly identify candidates who meet your criteria. This may allow you to speed up your recruitment and hiring processes without causing you to miss out on opportunities to engage with quality candidates. 

Lastly, a recruiting firm may be able to provide job sourcing assistance. The firm’s friendly, knowledgeable recruiters can learn about your organisation’s hiring needs. Next, they can connect you with talent who can help your inclusive team thrive. 

Ready to Build an Inclusive Team?

Elby Professional Recruitment is an extension of your organisation. We put the human touch in recruiting, helping you establish and maintain an inclusive team. To find out more about our professional recruitment solutions, contact us today.