New Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion in Hiring

In talent acquisition today, the idea of building a business case for diversity and inclusion initiatives is long gone. There are many examples of companies with a diverse workforce that deliver higher revenue, generate faster innovation and attract a better talent community. It's no longer about why, it's about how.

Traditional definitions of diversity and inclusion tend to spotlight demographics and equal opportunity. Those definitions are changing, in part due to the growing presence of millennials in the workplace.

A study by Deloitte found that when millennials define diversity, they are more likely to focus on ideas and perspectives, and unique experiences and background, than older generations.

Rather than downplay differences, millennials tend to respect diverse identities and believe variations are valuable to business. As organizations pursue greater diversity and inclusion, TA leaders’ perspectives are expanding as well.