Write Inclusive Job Descriptions
This is easy to execute, yet often overlooked, because many companies simply rehash old job postings. The language in your job descriptions may contain subtle biases which can cause some candidates to not apply. If this is the case, you need to find ways to be more inclusive to appeal to candidates from different backgrounds.
Here are six ways to create inclusive job descriptions from Hire Vue:
Target More Diverse Sources
Again, sounds easy enough, yet recruiters often fall into the trap of relying on the same sources day after day. While the major job boards make it easy to search for candidates based on education, experience and skillset, the results may still yield a very homogenous group of candidates.
It’s important to get out of your comfort zone now and again. While it may be harder to source through associations, online groups and networking events, you’re guaranteed to build a more diverse pipeline of candidates.
Leverage your Current Employees
If you are looking to add diversity to your organization, try reaching out to employees already on your team. It’s very likely that they will have connections to people with similar backgrounds. Encourage them to share your jobs with their networks and give them the tools they need to help promote the company. In turn, they will take pride that the organization values their presence and contributions, which is fantastic for team morale and culture.
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