Getting started on HR and People
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Hiring for diversity aims to bring new people from different backgrounds into your organisation. Hiring for diversity works best when approached with preparation and care. Note, however, that all recruitment decisions need to be based on hiring the best candidate as it is unlawful to select an inferior candidate solely because they fit within a specific D&I goal.
For instance, by spending time on the structural elements of your business, such as, understanding your D&I data, culture and the employee lifecycle. It’s important to prepare the workplace environment to be more inclusive. If it isn’t, hiring for diversity will increase churn and create false ‘proof’ that diversity doesn’t work.
For further information about D&I in tech take a look at the reports and initiatives below:
In the UK, support for D&I in tech can be seen from the Mayor of London Digital Talent Programme. With a funding budget of £7 million, there is potential for the diversity in the tech talent pool to increase as a result of the doors this initiative opens for young people in the UK.
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