diversity Tag

We, humans, are imperfect creatures -- sad but true. Normally our quirks and preferences don’t make all that much difference in the world. Still, when reviewing resumes and hiring candidates, our unconscious biases can lead to an unfair and maybe even discriminatory set of practices.  Biases toward people who have things in common with us can be eliminated or at least held in check just by taking a few simple steps to ensure the pool of candidates is deep and wide. 

If someone asked an executive about their company culture 25 years ago, the response might be a blank look, an irritated eye roll, or an angry answer about the importance of work ethic over “touchy-feely” concerns.  But now, people want the company they work for to take care of them, to pay attention to their needs as people and to offer incentives and perks beyond just paychecks and health insurance. The better a company’s culture, the more appealing it will be to the most talented and sought-after job candidates.