BUSINESS OWNERS: How do you like your coffee?
More likely the answer to this question is very particular and it’s usually the same answer every time you ask the same person unless things occur (like lack of sleep) and they have to change up according to the priority outcome that is needed at the moment.
For coffee this is okay, but in the workplace things should not work like that. You cannot rush to hire everybody or anybody because you will run into the risk of choosing not so good candidates. You could also make the mistake of waiting until the last minute by wasting time thinking this doesn’t apply to you. By doing that you end up stressing yourself out trying to find “the perfect people” because now you find yourself in a crunch.
So before you “need to”, take the time to understand that diversity is the right thing to do, it is the way of life, it makes a stronger workforce, it benefits you and the workers in ways you wouldn’t even imagine, and best of all, your customers will thank you for it.
Diversity is the #1 key to staff your business. In this blog I will give you 4 ways to hire a more diverse workgroup.
Dealing with so many uncertain circumstances at this moment in 2020, almost everyone everywhere needs a job or a chance to earn extra income right now. So application-awareness and application placement is going to be key. Make this job offer easily accessible in multiple locations more than what’s considered “normal” for your company.
Diverse means to be different, and to have variation within your staff. People can be diverse in age, ethnicity, race, experience, gender, physical ability. So do not look for diversity only in one area. That is the way of thinking that we are trying to stray away from in the first place.
Lift some of the strict (and non-mandatory) applicant requirements. Some that will call for a lot of skilled candidates to be ruled out.
Offer training in areas that may not be pre-obtained from beginner candidates. This may be useful for those who do not usually go for jobs in that field and your whole goal is to attract them.
"It means equality, it's that simple," says Yvette Willis, manager of Unlimited Staffing Solutions in Philadelphia, PA.
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