Overcoming Challenges: Finding Diverse Candidates in Competitive Markets

Nov 9, 2023Recruiting Daily
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Finding diverse candidates in competitive markets today can be a daunting task, but with the right strategies, HR professionals can rise to the challenge and expand their diversity search. To begin, HR should aim to identify potential bad hiring practices unintentionally reducing the diversity of their workforce. An HR team should reach out to underrepresented communities and engage organizations that specialize in finding minority talent. Additionally, HR professionals should use online media and social media recruiting to search for both active and passive candidates. Furthermore, considering geographic differences and making the recruitment process more comfortable for diverse candidates can attract more minority applicants. Finally, companies should look into prioritizing diversity in their recruitment as well as provide candidate evaluation training for their recruiters. With these strategies, HR teams can be better equipped to recruit a diverse applicant pool.