Diversity Recruiting: BuzzLinks 10-10-08 Diveristy Hiring, SHRM, and Latino Talent 1 Comment

Company diversity hiring practices lack depth.
Your company’s website might boast, among other things, the variety of its employees, and the atmosphere of community that pervades. But public relations angles aside, just how committed to achieving a diverse workforce is your organization?

Many companies’ current efforts are deceptive in their effectiveness. The underlying problem with many diversity hiring practices is that they are superficial at best.

Novations Group, a Boston-based global consulting group, surveyed 2,556 senior human resource and training and development executives to look at diversity hiring programs, with some telling results. The top diversity hiring initiative, at 57 percent, was that companies review their hiring practices to ensure that they are inclusive.

SHRM To Release Diversity Research, Online Tools in 2009
In 2009, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) plans to release new products as a result of two years of study:

  • Research on diversity attitudes, perceptions and practices in global organizations.
  • An index rating and ranking of 46 countries on their diversity readiness.
  • Results of a diversity practice analysis that outlines the body of knowledge for the diversity management field.
  • Online tools to help diversity and inclusion practitioners do their jobs better.

Want to Recruit top Latino Talent? Start Young.
Melvin Diaz, a sophomore at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, doesn’t really know what he wants to do when he gets out of school. He doesn’t know if he wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and work for Verizon. But he is sure about one thing: “Verizon truly values its Latino employees.” And that’s exactly the type of brand loyalty the company wants to create with young Latinos.

By the year 2050, more than one in five working-age people will be foreign-born, with nearly a third of these individuals from Latino backgrounds. And while companies know a successful succession and recruitment plan is critical, even the most progressive companies on The 2008 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list have trouble recruiting top Latino talent

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Talent HQ’s creator and editor is Recruiting & Diversity Leader, Jason Buss. Talent HQ is a premier online news and information channel for the Recruiting and Human Resources community.

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  • Posted on: Friday, October 10th, 2008