Outreach Activities for Workforce Diversity
The landscape of the US workforce is changing, and women and minorities comprise an ever-growing proportion of the US talent pool. As a result, whether your organization has 50 people or 500 people, to get the best people to work, it is important to have a strategy that ensures effective outreach to qualified women and minorities. Strategies you can use include:
Forming relationships with diverse organizations such as the National Black MBA Association, Hispanic Bar Association, Women in IT, Asian American Chamber of Commerce, and with educational institutions with significant populations of women and minority students.
Highlighting on your website, in social media and in your marketing materials that you are an equal opportunity employer and that you value diversity.
Expanding your job postings to the widest range of potential applicants, including places where you might reach qualified women and minorities.
Attending job and career fairs that reach qualified women and minority candidates.
Training interview and hiring panels on methodologies to recognize and eliminate bias in the interview and selection process to ensure that women and minorities have an opportunity to compete on a level playing field.