By: Ana Margarita Olar | Executivechronicles.com
Imagine a company where employees think the same, feel the same, and act the same. What a troublesome situation it would have been. Aside from good leadership, diversity is one key factor to improve an organization.
Having employees from different cultural, academic, and ethnic background creates new insights and a competitive environment. Diversity should start in hiring applicants.
But how can you attract a diverse and qualified group of applicants?
Here are some tips from human resource executives:
HAVE A DIVERSE HUMAN RESOURCE TEAM
Start diversity from the ones who are hiring the applicants. According to Ben Martinez of Vue Nation, when it comes to recruiting qualified applicants, people follow people and not policies. You have to ensure that the hiring team also comes from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
In this way, they will likely attract a diverse group of job seekers. You can also try hiring people who have worked hard to be where they are right now.
These people have tough and strong characters. These are their weapon to improve the company or the organization.
POST JOB OFFERS IN NONTRADITIONAL PLACES
This tip is from Heather Neisen of Technology Advice. You can use the social media to attract a diverse group of qualified individuals. You can also give out a business card that explains how you can land in your desired position in the organization.
The hiring team can give these business cards at training, seminars, and conferences. This will help to spread the word that the company is hiring.
According to Rohit Paul from Academy for Urban School, one way to attract qualified applicants is to encourage your employees to share their experiences.
You can use these testimonials when you are posting job vacancies. When offering job vacancies online, your employees’ testimonials are an excellent way to attract applicants.
IMPLY RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY
According to Kelsey Martin, from Bristlecone Holdings, you should express a sense of cultural respect to you, potential employees.
When you want to attract people from varied culture, skills, and educational background you should first establish the reputation of your company. Build your employer brand.
You want to make sure that despite diversity; your employees adhere to one goal and work ethics.
Hiring a diverse group of qualified applicants may take a lot of time and effort on the part of the human resource team. But, having this diverse and talented individuals work for you is worth the time and the effort.