Diversity recruitment for staff: process, tools & resources
Take Advantage of Appropriate Sourcing Venues
Utilizing the most appropriate venues to source staff vacancies is key to developing the right diversity applicant pool for the vacancy your department is filling. For example, there are specific associations, publications and online media that target diversity-specific communities/groups. Coordinating your diversity recruitment efforts to include such resources will increase the likelihood of building diverse applicant pools for your department’s vacancies. There are also specific websites dedicated to professional diversity in minority groups. These sites may not be specific to recruiting, but offer valuable information on specific minority groups and associated events that may provide leads to other desirable sourcing options.
Examples of Potential Sourcing Options
Thinking About Costs
As you review the various sourcing options available, it is necessary to keep in mind the monetary investment your department is willing to make and how to maximize each dollar spent. Sourcing options range from “no cost/low cost” to high price points in thousands of dollars. However, discounts may be applied due to a pre-established partnership with the U-M. Another option for departments to consider is pooling resources together amongst each other to invest in specific recruitment resources that are too costly to be invested in alone.
It is vital not only to identify which venues will provide the most diverse applicant pool based on your diversity recruitment strategy but also to know which aspect of your diversity recruitment strategy each venue contributes to; as the final selection of your sourcing options should also be diverse.