“D&I programmes tend to be viewed from a top-down organisational perspective, while D&I is in fact a highly individual human issue.”

What is diversity and inclusion?

What are some examples of diversity and inclusion initiatives that are working well?

What do you think are some challenges with implementing diversity and inclusion programmes and how are they overcome?

  • Increase engagement (mentoring, sponsoring, targeted recruitment drives)
  • Increase contact between different groups through cross-training (e.g. graduate schemes with rotations) and cross-functional teams
  • Encourage social accountability through greater transparency, diversity task forces and diversity managers

What are some creative ways to proactively source candidates from underrepresented communities?

  • Invest in an inclusive company culture. This is foundational for recruiting diverse talent.
  • Track diversity metrics in the recruitment process, not just for employees.
  • Address bias in job descriptions such as gendered wording.
  • Adjust the recruitment process to reduce biases that could filter out good candidates. (Unbiased recruitment tools like Be Applied are one part of achieving a fairer and more inclusive hiring process.)

Any final thoughts or comments?

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