Diversity recruitment for staff: process, tools & resources
Creating a Candidate Pool/Pipeline
In order to create a diverse applicant pool, hiring managers must communicate their jobs openings in the right markets. The degree of diversity reflected in the applicant pools is highly dependent on what sourcing strategies are utilized. Positions should be posted in anticipation of future needs, which may require some education at the department level. A review of the current process (how do we anticipate an opening?) and assessment (does it work?) will determine if an alternate strategy is needed to create the ideal diverse candidate pool. Anticipatory posting will become necessary in order to create the desired diverse pool of candidates to fill future positions. A review of your department’s prior recruitment strategies will also be appropriate.
Since costs can vary widely and are dependent on the department’s chosen strategy and size and scope of project, consultation with a Human Resources Representative and/or the Staff Diversity Recruitment Coordinator may be a productive step towards creating and assessing the applicant pool for diversity.
For information about how Recruiting and Employment Services can help with your diversity recruitment efforts, contact the Staff Diversity Recruitment Coordinator.