Every business has to keep certain factors in mind when they are trying to bring new employees on board. These usually include things like expenses so that they can keep their employee costs well within budget. Plus, considering each applicant’s skills and experience is also highly important. But is your company also keeping diversity in mind as well?
These days, everyone deserves an equal opportunity in the world of work, no matter their background, race, gender, or religion. As a result, more companies are trying to increase the diversity of their team of employees. Do you think it’s time you brought more minorities into your company?
Here are the groups you need to hire.
Even though women and men should be equal in this day and age, there is still a lot of sexism within the professional workspace.
Women find it much harder to get the higher positions in companies and, when they do, they still end up being paid a lot less then their male counterparts.
To do your bit to fight the gender pay gap, be sure to increase your recruitment of female employees and pay them the same as their male counterparts.
It’s also important to increase the number of those from minorities community in your business as well. All of these people will bring their different cultures and varied life experiences with them into work.
You’ll be surprised at just how much your company will benefit from everyone sharing their knowledge and skills!
The LGBT Community
You should not discriminate against members of the LGBT community when it comes to recruiting for open positions.
It is now illegal to be prejudiced and actively discriminate against this community, If you are found to be doing so, and it can be proven, then you and your company could end up in serious hot water.
Everyone deserves a second chance right? As many companies are trying to be seen as charitable as possible, some are starting to offer positions to reformed criminals.
If someone charged with a crime takes the time to get a lawyer to clear their name and make a fresh new start for themselves, then most people agree that they shouldn’t be discriminated against.
And they can add some great diversity to your team, especially if they spent their time in jail studying for a qualification. Most prisons now give their inmates the chance to learn a new skill or study on a course.
The skills and knowledge that they acquire could be just what your company is looking for.
If your company is based in a multicultural town or city, you should open it up to as many nationalities as possible.
The more people from different backgrounds you bring into the team, the more benefits you will experience. Plus, this will set you up for taking your company on to international markets, as you will have plenty of bilingual staff!
As you can see, diversity is key to success!