Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

More Than a Numbers Game, Diversity Recruiting Delivers Key Strategic Advantage

Diversity in the workplace gives companies a powerful strategic advantage by harnessing the broad range of experience and interests inherent in the variety of backgrounds represented within the workforce. It’s not just about the numbers. It’s about creating a framework that leverages human intelligence to achieve business objectives, attract a wider pool of candidates, better utilize talent, increase workforce productivity, and enhance the creative potential of the organization.

At Sustainable Talent, we emphasize a multi-faceted approach to diversity recruiting that encompasses executive search, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) strategies, and talent advisory solutions designed to foster better business outcomes. From ensuring compliance with government regulations to developing and implementing internal company policies as part of your recruiting process, we will help you reach your diversity goals through targeted solutions and measurable initiatives.

Diversity in the Workplace: A Core Driver of Business Success

Diversity has become a top priority for recruitment and talent acquisition. Based on the outcomes correlated with diversity, it’s easy to see why:

Forbes Insights has identified workforce diversity and inclusion as a key driver of internal innovation and business growth.
Professors Neal and colleagues have found that diversity creates better performance for product development and creating new markets.
Professors Hong and Page showed that groups of diverse problem solvers outperform groups of high-ability problem solvers.
According to McKinsey’s analysis, companies with diverse executive boards enjoy significantly higher earnings and returns on equity.
Research conducted at Harvard Business School found that having multicultural social networks increases your creativity.
A study of more than 500 organizations has found that every 1% increase in gender and racial diversity is correlated with a 3% to 9% increase in sales revenue, respectively.

In order to achieve those results, companies must move past playing the numbers game and focus on creating an environment that empowers every worker. From the leadership team to the entry-level hires, every level of the organization must embrace a sustainable culture of engagement that values all perspectives and provides opportunities for growth.

Diversity in the workplace gives companies a powerful strategic advantage by harnessing the broad range of experience and interests inherent in the variety of backgrounds represented within the workforce. It’s not just about the numbers. It’s about creating a framework that leverages human intelligence to achieve business objectives, attract a wider pool of candidates, better utilize talent, increase workforce productivity, and enhance the creative potential of the organization.

At Sustainable Talent, we emphasize a multi-faceted approach to diversity recruiting that encompasses executive search, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) strategies, and talent advisory solutions designed to foster better business outcomes. From ensuring compliance with government regulations to developing and implementing internal company policies as part of your recruiting process, we will help you reach your diversity goals through targeted solutions and measurable initiatives.

The Challenge

Is it a pipeline issue as it’s often argued? Are unconscious biases interfering with recruitment decision making? As with most complicated issues, it’s all of the above.

Moving the needle on diversity takes more than good intentions. With diversity, you need to spend the time to find them and then you have to interest them.

This type of recruiting is relationship-driven vs transactional and requires a different level of recruiting expertise. The companies making the most progress have dedicated recruiting resources whose primary focus is to build diverse talent pipelines.

Attract, Retain, Engage: Creating a Diverse Talent Pipeline

Reaching your diversity goals involves more than simply filling positions. We start by assessing your business objectives and current hiring practices and then develop a customized diversity strategy and program designed to create a sustainable culture of diversity in the workplace. For some organizations, that means targeting critical skills gaps within a particular demographic, while others seek to create a workforce that mirrors the racial, ethnic, gender, and age, diversity of their customers.

Our customized solutions are designed to meet the specific needs of your organization with:

Employer Branding
Diversity Sourcing and Talent Pooling
Diagnostics and market insights
Talent mapping
Succession planning and talent pipelining
Campus recruiting programs
Disability talent sourcing
Veteran recruiting

Our solutions encompass more than simply attracting the right demographics. We help you determine ways to engage and retain top talent, creating a team of highly motivated, qualified individuals who will act as ambassadors for your brand and promote you as an employer of choice.