DE&I Is an Essential Element in Recruiting Success

Companies that stick with their old processes and business models will lose high-quality employees

Buffy Naylor, Senior Managing Editor

January 12, 2022

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Agility is the essential ingredient for recruiting success. That’s according to Jobvite’s 2021 Recruiter Nation Report. The pandemic has totally changed the workplace and the recruiting process. As workers’ priorities have shifted, so must recruiters’. Companies must adapt their thinking and adjust their hiring processes to align with the shift in workers’ expectations.

For the most part, companies are adapting to the changes in hiring. The report finds that 78% of recruiters’ priorities have shifted and 40% are working with increased recruiting budgets.

But as is usually the case with changes in the business ecosystem, some companies are resisting. And that’s a big mistake, according to the recruiters surveyed. Sixty percent believe those employers who stick with their old processes and business models will lose high-quality employees.

So where does DE&I come in? Well, for one thing, more and more candidates are asking potential employers about their DE&I initiatives. And many are turning down both interviews and job opportunities if they don’t like what they hear.

When there’s not enough talent to go around, companies must make themselves as attractive as possible to job candidates. Scroll through the gallery above to find out what Jobvite discovered organizations and recruiters are doing to increase their DE&I appeal.

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Buffy Naylor

Senior Managing Editor, Channel Futures

Buffy Naylor is senior managing editor of Channel Futures. Prior to joining Informa (then VIRGO) in 2008, she was an award-winning copywriter and editor, then senior manager of corporate communications for an international leisure travel corporation and, before that, in charge of creative development and copywriting for a boutique marketing and public relations agency.

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