Finding the right talent at the right time possibly is the biggest challenge for the recruitment professionals today. To overcome this challenge, sticking to the age old methods would not help. That is why most big organizations today look for candidates, coming from different background, ethnicity, culture, age group & gender. It is not a matter of choice anymore; rather it is a “must have” component to build a visibly diverse manpower.
Creating a diverse workforce can only be achieved through recruitment, employee development & upward mobilization. If your organization is looking forward to hiring a diverse manpower, then these are some of the steps we can follow:
- Prepare a list of colleges & B schools, which has a historical background of women & cross-cultural student base. Where you can find a variety of people belonging to different ethnicity & race. One you are done with this part, make plan to organize & take part in their job fairs. Another thing which you can implement is to build relation with communities & groups, dealing with people from various cultures, nations & inform them about the opportunities available in your company. You can even think of organizing placement related workshops, where you can have instant access to a wide talent pool.
- To become a successful employer, it is not enough to hire the right candidate. It is equally necessary to retain the employees. And for that organizations need to first create an environment where people can feel valued, respected & where they can feel everyone has equal opportunity. The company should be able to utilize the employee’s skills, talent, knowledge & efficiency. Where the efforts are recognized, & rewarded so that the workers become a part of the company & their culture.
In order to value diverse manpower, employers should have an open mind & understand their needs – social, emotional & religious. So that both employer & employee can proceed toward building a better work environment that will help serve the clients better.