Finding it difficult to attract diversity to your business? Here are some tips and resources to help you reach underrepresented talent.
Resources in the unlocked toolkit cover: age, disability, class, race, returners and retraining, and more.
An inclusive workforce begins with the words you use in your job adverts. Far too often, job adverts form the first barrier to hire for many people. But what exactly does an inclusive job advert look like?
If your job advertising tone of voice is more ‘bland’ than ‘on-brand’, then you’re missing a vital opportunity to connect with candidates. Developing your unique recruitment marketing tone of voice will help you write better job adverts: ads that engage candidates and keep their attention.
Author and expert on women's leadership, Tara Mohr surveyed over a thousand men and women and asked them, “If you decided not to apply for a job because you didn’t meet all the qualifications, why didn’t you apply?”. Here are her findings.
When you communicate in your work, how much thought do you give to how that information is received? The truth is that most of us fall into our regular habits, styles and methods without thinking about the effect it can have on the people we are communicating with.
Succession planning is your current and ‘emergency replacement’ talent pool. This toolkit has been developed to support employers who may not have this important process in place, or who need to review the process through the lens of ethnicity and diversity.
Every workplace should have an equality and diversity policy, and apply it to every aspect of employment. This guidance will make it much easier to understand where to begin when writing your company’s Equality and Diversity Policy, and how to develop and maintain this.
As technology has become even more advanced in recent years, jobseeker behaviour has evolved. Understanding what they want, need and think, is key to providing the best experience for them on your job board.
Face to face research with internal UK recruiters has shown that most employers just aren’t reading candidate cover letters. However, jobseekers are still submitting cover letters and tailoring them, as they are often requested. What does the future hold for cover letters?
A surprising 12% of job seekers apply for jobs from the comfort of their bed, according to new research from Madgex. The study also found 30% of job searches are carried out during the daily commute to work, although few people opt to apply for a job at this time.
Successfully attracting younger professionals to your association requires two things. First, identify techniques that will get you results. Second, dedicate resources into executing and scaling those techniques. We’ll show you easy, actionable steps you can take.
For a business to be successful, it needs to embrace age diversity in the workplace and take on staff of all ages. Here's a guide that outlines the importance of this and how to engage with a range of age groups.
Companies that understand and embrace diversity often have lower staff turnover, lower absenteeism and happier staff. Here are tips for creating a more inclusive recruitment process and tapping into a diverse pool of candidates.
This guidance focuses on the role of the line manager in workplace adjustments, language and behaviour and sickness absence. It also provides guidance on recruiting, retaining and developing employees with a disability or health condition.
In job descriptions, words are your primary tool, and academic research has shown that many common words used in job descriptions have male or female associations. Simply put, the words you use in job descriptions could be repelling or attracting candidates based on their gender.
Building profile and employer brand to the right communities, alongside tactical activity, will help position your company and help attract a more diverse tech workforce over the long term. Here are some tips.
Inspired by a research paper called 'Evidence That Gendered Wording in Job Advertisements Exists and Sustains Gender Inequality', this tool finds subtle bias in job adverts by searching for the appearance of any of gender-coded words.
In 2017, a study found that discrimination in recruitment against Black professionals hadn’t improved in 25 years. Eliminate as much bias as possible by re-evaluating your process using this checklist and create more equitable conditions for candidates and future employees.
Advice to improve social mobility in the workplace, aimed both at those taking their first steps to improve socioeconomic diversity in their workforce, as well as giving practical tips and guidance for those who are already further into the process.
Research by Milkround has enabled us to both understand students’ attitudes and to pinpoint more about what employers could do to act on this research. Here they offer tips on how to improve social mobility and attract a diverse talent pool.
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