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Diversity Recruiting: What Is It and How Can It Benefit My Organization? (1800 hits)

Itís said that America is really more of a mosaic than a melting pot, as the unique background that each individual contributes only adds more definition to the big picture. This is never more true than today, as businesses consistently strive to find the innovative edge that puts them ahead of the competition. Diversity recruiting is one of those advantages.

Why Diversity Recruiting Matters
Diversity recruiting is about more than just hiring minorities or meeting quotas. Instead, itís about your organization having a wide range of skillsets and perspectives at its disposal. As your clients themselves become more diverse, echoing this trend within the workplace only leads to improved business relationships.

There are many benefits to diversity recruiting. Imagine the added stress a single parent feels about finding a work-life balance that honors his or her role as a parent and an employee. By allowing flexible work schedules or offering an on-site daycare, you create a far more positive work environment for that individual, and he or she feels more loyalty to your company as a result. This translates into higher motivation and a more dedicated work ethic compared to a traditional, less accepting professional atmosphere.

Recruitment & Retention
Diversity recruiting maximizes creativity and productivity within the workplace while improving employee loyalty and better meeting the needs of clients and customers. When a group of people from richly varied backgrounds learns to work cooperatively and effectively together within an organization, this translates into the company as a whole being able to better relate to the population at large. Hazards like miscommunications resulting from cultural differences are minimized, while compromise and flexibility are encouraged.

Internally, employees learn to work better together and recognized each otherís strengths. Externally, these strengths make your company better poised to connect with a more diverse client base. And in reality, as the minority population base continues to grow, mainstream recruiting and diversity recruiting will soon merge into one strategy that shares the same focus: finding the best possible employees for your business.

Embracing Diversity
If tradition has taught us anything, itís that refusing to change will only result in getting left behind. Embracing diversity in the workplace strengthens your organizationís ability to respond to the rapidly changing environments that define todayís business world, helping you keep your competitive edge in the global economy. When a company is only as good as its workers, itís clear that extending recruitment efforts toward as large a segment of the population as possible only increases the chances of developing a truly elite workforce.
Posted By: Will Moss
Saturday, January 3rd 2015 at 3:20AM
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