Diversity. It’s a hot buzzword in talent acquisition, and for good reason. Leaders are pushing for their organizations to be more diverse and inclusive in terms of race, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, skill set, experience and personality.
In this report we’re looking at how technology can put an emphasis on diversity throughout the hiring process — sourcing, engaging, selecting and hiring more diverse candidates.
The Business Case: How Technology Can Support Talent Acquisition in Addressing Diversity
“Diversity” isn’t a category of talent acquisition technology. Rather, promoting diversity is a value and a feature of many different kinds of TA tech. At each stage of the hiring process, choosing tech that emphasizes or enables achieving diversity goals will help your entire process become more inclusive.
The report explores how technology can promote diversity through every stage of the talent acquisition process:
- Sourcing more diverse candidates through job boards, referral tools and social search technologies.
- Engaging with diverse candidates through brand creation tools (starting with better job descriptions!) and employer review sites.
- Fairly selecting the best candidate for the job using matching systems, assessment tools and video interviewing.
- Successfully hiring diverse candidates and analyzing the results with applicant tracking systems and analytics tools.
What’s Around the Curve: How Tech Is Changing
TA technology is developing very quickly, and the report looks at what’s coming next. We identified a few key trends to watch for.
Ready to Use These Tools? Here’s What You Need to Know
Technology is not a one-stop “fix” for improving diversity. While there are many tools on the market to help companies implement diversity strategies, the tech itself can also be biased. If not designed and implemented correctly, tech is also a risk when it comes to achieving diversity.
Your Next Steps: Operationalizing the Diversity Technology
We asked developers and HR practitioners what they’ve learned about successfully implementing a diversity hiring strategy. Get their pointers and advice before you turn on a new tech solution.