A diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial for companies to attract and retain top talent.
Adjusting your interview process to ensure equity and inclusion makes hiring and your organization as a whole more effective. Diversity is a key driver of innovation and is a critical component of being successful on a global scale. Gender diversity breeds higher-quality products, companies, and sectors. Different backgrounds, experiences, and ideas ultimately help make any business or industry stronger. As a STEM advocate for over two decades, I have advocated and encouraged women and girls into STEM with various programs. But the outcome continues to show a lack of hiring because 48% of women in STEM jobs report discrimination in the recruitment and hiring process. Black and Hispanic women, who majored in computer science or engineering, are less likely to be hired into a tech role than their white counterparts.
In my over a decade career as a leader, I have a track record of hiring diverse teams in multiple organizations. I have defined a foolproof hiring process that removes bias in hiring diverse talents. A diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial for companies that want to attract and retain top talent. Hiring diverse teams is not only the only solution, but we have to focus on an inclusive retention process that begins with the onboarding and providing opportunities, psychological safety, and sponsorship to elevate and celebrate diverse staffs.