Inclusivity At Work
5 Ways To Incorporate Diversity & Inclusion In The Hiring Process
- Evaluate Job Requirements and Qualifications: Review job requirements and qualifications to ensure they are relevant to the role and not unnecessarily exclusive. Avoid using language that could deter qualified candidates from applying, such as gender-specific pronouns or culturally-biased language.
- Implement Blind Screening Techniques: Consider implementing blind screening techniques, such as removing identifying information from resumes or using software that removes personal information from applications. This can mitigate unconscious bias during the screening process and ensure that candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications and experience.
- Expand Recruitment Channels: Expand recruitment channels to reach a more diverse candidate pool. Consider posting job opportunities on social media platforms or websites targeting diverse communities. Engage with community organizations, diversity groups, and professional associations that promote diversity and inclusion.
- Conduct Structured Interviews: Structured interviews can help reduce bias by ensuring that all candidates are asked the same questions. Develop a set of questions that are related to the requirements of the position and avoid asking questions that could lead to discriminatory or biased responses.
- Establish a Diverse Hiring Committee: A diverse hiring team includes people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. This can help mitigate unconscious bias and ensure that a diverse range of views is considered during the hiring process.