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Hiring Diverse Talent

What Job Can You Hire Mentorship Technology To Do?

Crossing off a to-do or checking a box can come with a certain satisfaction, but what many still need to ask is, “Did I achieve my desired outcome?” Or better yet, “Could I have gotten the job done better, cheaper, or faster with a different tool or resource?” Clayton Christensen, the late author of The...

How ERGs Can Give Underrepresented Talent A Voice

Our current climate, with a global pandemic alongside the growing Black Lives Matter movement, has made companies realize that the workplace isn’t just someplace you go to do your job each day. It is a place to form and grow both personal and professional relationships and allows like-minded individuals to connect in ways that they...

Creating Authentic Conversations with NAAAHR

Mentorship is all about authenticity. While these types of relationships are created by serendipitous conversations, authenticity is the baseline to a successful mentorship relationship.  Here at Mentor Spaces, we pride ourselves on being authentic. We are authentic in our conversations, in the way we present ourselves to the world, and in the partnerships that we...

How your Employee Referral Program Could Be Hurting Your Diversity Goals

A diverse workforce strengthens every level of your organization and can have a direct impact on your bottom line. Building out diversity begins during the recruitment process, so it’s important to take a look at all aspects of your hiring practices, including your employee referral program. The Challenges with Referral Programs According to research by Payscale,...

Why Cultural Diversity is Important in the Workplace

With an increasing number of brands and businesses committing to accelerate and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, cultural diversity has been pushed to the forefront of the conversation.  It’s no secret that underrepresented talent isn’t being utilized, but working to implement strategies to increase cultural diversity in the workplace can change that. Many...

Is Your Organization Diverse, or Does It Just Look That Way?

It takes more than a kind word to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace; it takes time, influence and experience. Is your organization really diverse or does it just looks that way? Here are some tips to evaluate your organization’s level of diversity and inclusivity, as well as ways you can promote growth in...

Best Practices for Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions

The goal when hiring for an open position should be finding the best person for the job. However, many companies shut the door on what could be some of their most qualified applicants by using non-inclusive language in the ads they create, which we talked about in our previous post. If you aren’t practicing awareness and...

5 Reasons Your Job Descriptions Are Turning off Diverse Candidates

Your company is actively working to build a diverse and inclusive workforce, but you find that despite your best efforts, somehow, the majority of applicants who respond to your job postings remain white and male. You know there are talented, qualified candidates who don’t fit that box out there, but you’re just not attracting them.  Bring...

Choose ‘Culture Add’ Over ‘Culture Fit’

As your company grows, adding new employees to the mix will present an ongoing challenge. “Company culture” seems to be the buzzword on every recruiter’s lips, but what kind of culture are you really promoting? You want a workplace that is diverse and inclusive, but you also need a team that works well together and...

Hiring Blind: The New Way to Read Resumes

You can reduce unconscious bias during recruitment by leveraging blind hiring. Blind hiring can help you to promote diversity and inclusion by helping you to eliminate unconscious bias, enabling you to move a more diverse pool of job candidates through your talent pipeline. Blind hiring helps to promote diversity and inclusion because it takes unconscious...

Ditching Fear and Taking the Leap with D&I

The global landscape of the labor force is undergoing a massive social and economic shift. With more access to information, people know more about different thinking and are aware of disparities in workforce participation, earnings, and treatment often based on characteristics like gender, ethnicity, background and age. Because of this landmark shift, plus the COVID-19...

How to Leverage Summer Interns to Bolster Recruiting Efforts

Summer interns can be an incredible, often overlooked asset for your company. One of the most valuable aspects of an internship program is the stellar reputation it can build for your company as a diverse and inclusive workplace. Once your interns have benefited personally from your program, you can leverage their satisfaction and goodwill as...
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