According to census data, by 2050 our country will no longer have an ethnic majority. So, businesses that understand the needs of diverse communities—as both workers and consumers—will be in a much better position to succeed as compared to those who lack that knowledge. But being adept at increasing those numbers in the most effective way isn’t always easy or straightforward. With some creative thinking and a little help from colleagues, neighbors and technology, however, you can be on your way to achieving diversity communities and talent pool nirvana.
Here are 3 Steps to Staff Your Diversity Talent Pools
- Focus on Diversity – With the growing need for diversity in the workplace, employers will be looking for both volume and variety from their recruiting services. Casting your net to recruit a wide variety of individuals, provides the opportunity to add many more people to your talent pool while offering employers the many benefits of a diverse workforce, such as: new attitudes and opinions, greater productivity and creativity, and broader language skills. Look to organizations that have a diversified membership or followers. Invite them specifically into your talent community, and engage with information or opportunities that will be of interest.