It seems the tech industry’s ability to disrupt and innovate has found its limit. Tech companies have acknowledged the need to diversify their workforce, but haven’t quite been able to crack the code on how to do so. And in a post-Trump world, candidates’ anxieties around the issue are showing no signs of slowing.
There are a great many things you can do to prioritize diversity hiring and retention at your org, including sourcing from new and different talent pools, setting explicit pipeline goals, seeking out referrals from your existing diverse employees, and instituting employee resource groups. But even in the event you’ve taken all these into account, your hiring process is still a reflection of how inclusive your company is, and there could be several areas where people, by virtue of their background, are being unintentionally excluded
Job interviews can be time consuming fact-finding missions that don’t always yield the best results. Sometimes you find out six months later that you didn’t hire the person you thought you did. To avoid that worst case scenario, work these five interview questions in during the hiring process to ensure you’re hiring the right person for the job.
New technology tools, better availability of data, and best practices honed over years of painstaking matchmaking have produced a golden age for recruiters – and the most successful ones are finally putting the candidate front and center in the discussion. Particularly in technology and digital fields, candidates are increasingly calling the shots, and they’re a very demanding audience.
The headlines collated in Human Resources Today tell the story of the rise and fall of culture fit in recruiting.
Technology isn’t just changing workplace tools,” write the authors of the 2017 Accenture Technology Vision report on Workforce Marketplaces. “It’s also radically reinventing the way businesses are designed, built, and run.”