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Diversity in the workplace

Gemma Young

Businesses have started to recognise diversity in the workplace as a business strategy that maximises productivity and creativity. It also has a huge impact on the loyalty of employees who appreciate that they work in a place that is accepting of everyone no matter their background. Our clients also see that diversity allows them to better meet the needs of their clients or customers, as their workforce better resembles the same diverse mix of people that they are working with/selling to.
 

What is the importance of a recruitment agency in all this?
 

If you work with a recruitment agency who actively supports diversity in your industry, you can ensure that you are receiving the right pool of candidates to any job without them having been filtered due to biases. 


A recruitment agency that vocally supports diversity in the industry will also attract a larger pool of diverse candidates in the first place. 

Using an agency that already has diversity procedures in place will also help you to set up your own in house protocols. Our society is changing and it’s important the the workplace changes to match.


What qualifies as a diverse candidate?
 

Diversity hiring is hiring based on merit with special care taken to ensure procedures are free from biases related to a candidate's age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other personal characteristics that are unrelated to their job performance. 
 

It’s important to see that diversity must be an action as well as a mind set, otherwise no changes will be made. Contact us now to talk to us about how we can help you audit your office for diversity, offer you CVs based on equal opportunities and promote how your company supports inclusion.