State of Diversity Hiring

Employers have committed to taking action towards more diverse hiring practices, is their intent causing an impact?

Throughout 2021 we’ve been watching and participating in the work on diversity hiring intent vs impact started by Rocki Howard and Smart Recruiters. Both CXR Community Members and Alumni participated in their diversity hiring toolkit and we held some fantastic discussions this spring with Rocki on the topic.

We just hosted Rocki for a third discussion in which she shared some key takeaways from the 2021 State of Diversity Hiring Report:

  • We are barely scratching the surface: 56% of respondents do not consistently publicize their diversity plans, commitments or metrics
  • We are working without a plan: over half of respondents said they don’t have a process for setting diversity hiring goals
  • We are neglecting internal talent: too many organizations do not follow best practices to engage the diverse employees they already have.
  • Bias keeps creeping in: 69% haven’t implemented structured interviews
  • Budgets aren’t budging: 2/3 of respondents state that they don’t have budgets that align with their objectives

[CXR Members & Alumni can download Rocki’s deck and watch the discussion in the site library.]

We think the overall report is well worth the time to download and review. The five pillars that it poses are an excellent place to focus your efforts and move beyond intent into making an actual impact.

At SmartRecruiters, we believe you are who you hire. Our commitment as a leader in the HR Technology space is to facilitate diversity hiring progress that you can be proud of.

– Rocki Howard, Chief People & Equity Officer, The Mom Project

Read more from the source SmartRecruiters: State of Diversity Hiring Report 2021

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Chris Hoyt

Chris Hoyt

A veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology and others in the USA as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as co-owner and President at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

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