Don’t buy the hype on diversity filters in your recruiting tools. If you want to actually do better on diversity and inclusion, you need to enact systemic and cultural change. Buying software alone won’t solve that problem.
— Vinayak Ranade (@pseudovirtual) March 26, 2019
Many sourcing products are releasing “diversity features” and then selling you the same product from 2 years ago except with the additional false promise of also improving diversity and inclusion at your company.
If you want to have a strong impact on diversity and inclusion on your team, beware of buying software based on just these diversity features if that’s not the core mission of the company selling it. If the company’s mission is to do something else but they’re selling you diversity, it probably means their core value isn’t strong enough, or they’re only selling you diversity because it’s trendy, not because it’s a value they provide.
Here are a couple of features that I’m starting to see across sourcing products that bill themselves as a silver bullet to improving your organization’s diversity. Don’t fall for these. Save your money and spend it on throwing a happy hour for a URM (Underrepresented Minority) Affinity Group, allocate higher budgets for professional development in your ERGs (Employee Resource Group) or announce a referral bonus for URM hires, as Freada Klein would tell you.
Paying bonus for diverse referrals made statistically significant difference in decreasing unfair treatment & increasing retention in @KaporCenter's Tech Leavers study: https://t.co/xLeVT1qvJP https://t.co/8rYaERHCFk
— Freada Klein (@TheRealFreada) June 2, 2018
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Of course there is! It’s only fair that I mention some tech and features that are actually being built with equal opportunity as an objective.
At the end of the day, you can use exactly the same tools that you use today and still make a big dent in your team’s diversity and inclusion challenges.
It’s not always about getting better tools, it’s about improving the way you use them.
Did I miss any? Tweet me @pseudovirtual and I’ll add them.
At Drafted, we believe that your company network is your single biggest competitive advantage when it comes to hiring. Our mission is to make it easy for you to leverage your network in the hiring process to find the best candidates. Your network is already powerful, it’s just too much work to make it a priority over the day-to-day of recruiting. Companies that use Drafted see their employee referral numbers go up by 2x, their time to hire drop by 30% and their overall hiring efficiency increase significantly within just a few months.