GradLeaders recently surveyed employers across various industries and functions regarding their diversity and specialized talent acquisition practices. The results not only highlighted which populations were a focus of current recruitment initiatives and how hiring these candidates could benefit an organization, but also the offered insight into effective strategies for connecting with these candidates.
Here are a few highlights from the results of the survey:
- The top 3 current diversity & specialized recruitment initiatives of employers are: Women (38%), Hispanic/Latino (34%), and People with Disabilities (34%) Tweet This!
- 63% of employers surveyed believe that recruiting diversity/specialized candidates benefit an organization by bringing new attitudes & ideas to the company. Tweet This!
- 34% of employers stated that diversity & specialized recruitment is trending up at their company. Tweet This!
- The #1 challenge with recruiting diversity & specialized candidates is generating interest in their industry (27%). Tweet This!
- The top 3 strategies for recruiting diversity & specialized candidates are: Employee referrals (58%), Connecting with student clubs (32%), and Job fairs / National events (31%). Tweet This!
- 72% of employers reported that job postings are one of the most effective tools for recruiting diversity. Tweet This!
- The most effective message for diversity & specialized recruiting = “An Inclusive Environment” (43%) Tweet This!
- 22% of employers spend over $50,000 per year on diversity & specialized recruiting. Tweet This!
The infographic below, “Diversity MBA Recruitment,” offers a visual summary of current employers' perspectives on their diversity and specialized talent recruiting practices as they source business leadership talent from graduate business schools and professional associations:
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