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Why do you need a closer look at Underrepresented Talent?
How to find and hire underrepresented talent? Let's explore the practical strategies in the post below.
Sourcing top candidates is challenging and time-consuming. However, looking for and hiring diverse talents becomes more strenuous when dealing with inclusion initiatives, equity, and diversity.
While there are several reasons why some employers have difficulty in the hiring process, it wouldn’t be time-consuming and arduous if you had a readily available talent pool that you could resort to.
Employers and recruiters can use many resources and channels to create a talent pool of underrepresented talents.
Let’s explore more about the essential steps for hiring underrepresented talents in the rest of this post.
Why and How to Hire Underrepresented Talent?
Employers highly prioritize creating a more diverse workplace because it’s a valuable asset in recognizing the individual strengths of every employee and the potential they can contribute to the company.
The initial step in establishing a more diverse workforce is hiring more talent from underrepresented groups.
As an employer or hiring manager, you can do this by passionately changing some of the approaches you search for and attracting talents.
Did you know that candidates can usually point out if your firm values diversity by looking at the talent you have already hired?
Yes, that’s right. Top talents search for a diverse composition among your present employees and the leaders in your firm.
Nonetheless, without a diverse list of talents or candidates to select from, it’ll be challenging to have a well-represented employee base.
Here are some practical strategies to pinpoint underrepresented talent:
Assess your current hiring process.
By evaluating your existing hiring process, you can point out some flaws in your practices and processes that need fixing.
Select diverse talent through referrals.
You can ask your colleagues about specific candidates from the underrepresented groups to get ideas.
For example, ask about the best female team leader or the best Black supervisor they know or have worked with.
Alternatively, you may use an employee referral platform to make diversity hiring easier.
For instance, look through your colleagues’ networks and filter talents from underrepresented groups.
Collaborate with a diverse organization by using your expertise.
Aside from doing excellent work within the system, as an executive recruiter, you can also share your knowledge about career paths and success with underrepresented talent.
For instance, you can engage in community events, such as mentoring, workshops, and speaking.
This approach empowers underrepresented talent to search for skills, opportunity developments, and promotions, leading to a better career path.
Establish partnerships with career coaches.
Partnerships with professional career coaches who support the underrepresented groups are advantageous for both recruiters and coaches.
It gives you access to undiscovered candidates, and coaches get access to someone with jobs.
Get involved with minority institutions.
You may get involved with institutions that support people from underrepresented populations and establish relationships with the members.
Examples of these institutions may include minority professional groups, LGBTQ, and women organizations.
Allow the rest of your workforce to participate by offering allowances for employees to get involved in these groups and attend events.
Read more: Want to boost the development of underrepresented talent? Explore https://www.chieflearningofficer.com/2021/07/18/want-to-boost-the-development-of-underrepresented-talent-strengthen-clo-cdo-partnerships/.
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