Inclusiveness is integral to institutional excellence. Diverse teams are more innovative than homogenous ones; workforce diversity broadens horizons on creative ways to confront challenges and achieve organizational success. In higher education, diverse faculty and staff more accurately mirror increasingly diverse student populations.
Equity and inclusion begins in the recruitment process: Consider what first impression your institution offers to jobseekers. Does a homogenous selection committee reflect your institution’s commitment to diversity? Is your website accessible to visually impaired jobseekers? Does a job description’s stringent education requirements unnecessarily exclude otherwise qualified candidates?
HERC’s inclusive outreach resources can help you identify, and eliminate, obstacles to hiring diverse faculty and staff—ultimately making your institution more welcoming to a wider slate of qualified candidates. Discover best practices how to recruit candidates diverse in terms of age, ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, veteran status, and national origin.
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