“At the end of the day you want to attract talent — not just to fill a job — but someone who wants to stay and grow with your company. You need to understand how they think, how they need to be communicated with and what support systems they need to excel. But at the top of that list, your values as a company need to match theirs.”
There’s no question that investors are increasingly examining companies through the lens of non-financial factors. It stands to reason that businesses without ESG concern do nothing to attract employees wanting to make a positive difference in the world through their work.
With the pandemic-fueled switch to a recruiting process based on skills instead of geography, organizations have the opportunity to introduce new DEI strategies from the initial hiring stage.
Porter’s conversation with iCIMS’ Chief Evangelist Charles Mah highlights how important it is for companies to evolve their existing recruitment pipelines. Charles suggests this can be accomplished by companies finding different attraction signals.
There is a lot here that affects #culture and requires #leadership buy-in to drive #change that only parts of the organization value.