When looking for new staff think about the benefits of having diversity within the workplace. Don’t just have in your head, I want a male under the age of 30 or a woman over 40 because this goes against the Equality Act 2010 so firstly we cannot include this in our adverts and secondly you need to think about the benefits of how diversity would work within your company.
What is diversity? Diversity is the difference between people/things which could be limited down to factors including, culture, age, race or gender. Hiring people regardless of any of these factors would create an unbiased workforce which has many benefits.
Everyone is their own person even though we may have things in common and this can bring different things to the company. This is why it is important to have diversity within a team. Creating a varied workplace could be key to finding success; hiring individuals at different stages in their career could bring a contrast in mindset creating a range or perspectives in the business.
Individuals are more likely to feel more comfortable in a varied and broad environment which would furthermore promote happiness across the board. Being diverse within the workplace encourages staff to feel like they are equal to others around them which gives them confidence that they can do well. With this confidence, employees can improve their productivity whilst ensuring the quality is not affected.
Individuals from different backgrounds can offer a variety of experience and skills that may benefit your company. It is still important though to still hire people with the correct skills/experience to fit the roles within your company.
Advertising a job vacancy that includes information about how your business promotes diversity, statistically will engage a larger number of varied candidates to apply. Therefore this increases the amount of applications you will be receiving, making the probability of finding your perfect candidate grow.
Always remember, a varied workplace is a happy workplace so get hiring now.
I have worked with That Recruit for the last four months to find suitable candidates for Abacare, our award winning care business. That Recruit recognise the need for our business to attract quality candidates to care for our service users in the comfort of their own home. I have found them to be helpful and reactive to our business needs and look forward to our continued working relationship.
Quantity of applicant received was tremendous. Required a lot of sifting but evident that the advert reached a broad spectrum of candidates.
We are happy with the service and quality of applicants.
We usually use recruitment agencies, however for this particular vacancy it seemed more appropriate to try a cheaper recruitment option. In setting up the initial advert it was very easy and quick, and the staff at ThatRecruit were very helpful and efficient in coming back to me and in authorizing the advert. The software to manage the vacancy was easy to use and the ability to mark candidates with a status was helpful. As an improvement it would be useful to be able to select all those marked as rejected and be able to bulk message them with a decline message or have an option to allow the candidates to see their status. Overall it’s been easy to manage this recruitment placement through ThatRecruit and we had an exceptional response to the advertisement with 72 applicants and having to close the advert early.
The process was easy to manage and we received a high number of responses.
Thanks again for your fantastic service don’t change anything it works great!