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How to tell if a hiring organization is serious about diversity

Employers should be able to articulate DEI strategy and describe efforts to attract diverse talent; candidates can ask for examples

April 22, 2021

Question: What are some effective tactics to confirm that an organization is being genuine about considering people of color for the corner office?


Myra Briggs
Managing Director, Search
Nonprofit HR
Any organization that is genuine about its efforts to diversify the corner office will be able to articulate a plan or strategy. It will make intentional efforts to attract, retain, and cultivate diverse talent. If it’s genuine in these efforts, it will be able to articulate them and lay out a clear plan for how it plans to support people of color when they assume these roles. This part is key. Be sure to ask about the support the organization is prepared to give.