Following are several articles about how to build a more diverse staff. Keep in mind that recruiting and hiring only work if the environment into which diverse recruits are placed is an inclusive one which values diverse perspectives and experiences. An essential ingredient for effective retention efforts is building your inclusive values into the day-to-day operations of your organization. Haven’t established core values around this? Stop where you are and do this first.
More and more these days, organizations are joining the chorus to become more diverse and inclusive. The private sector is abuzz with discussions of “return on investment,” while nonprofit organizations often start the conversation with a visual audit of board and staff members and a quick acknowledgement that “we need more diversity.” Experienced diversity professionals … Continue reading The Cost of Diversity Without Inclusion
“The truth is, when it comes down to hiring, people tend to hire the people they want to spend time with, regardless of who applies for the job and often those people are people they share common interests and experiences with, people who tend to come from the same background. ” There are a … Continue reading Nonprofit Diversity Recruiting – Who’s in Your Pool?
Many diversity conversations start with the question, “how do we recruit more people of color (or more women or more ________ people)?” and while recruitment is certainly a worthy area to address, it’s helpful to take a step back and look at the inside map of your current staffing patterns first. Getting a good handle on … Continue reading Diversity Recruiting – First Steps