The word “diversity” is often overused, but still, it’s one of the most important factors when building a solid workforce. The term can be unclear to some who may not fully understand what it means and how it benefits their organization.
Diversity is not limited to skin color; in fact, it’s about so much more. When you think about diversity, consider all differences like religion, age, race, sexual orientation, gender, education, ethnicity, and other attributes that make us different.
Expand Your Talent Pool Options
When you open your mind to a diverse range of candidates, you will find that your talent pool becomes much more extensive. When you don’t embrace diversity and stick to your typical “go-to” candidate type, you could miss out on someone who can help take your company to the next level.
For example, you typically seek young candidates who you feel have the energy and drive to succeed, and you rule out someone who may have the long-time experience needed to help you think big picture.
Remember the movie “The Intern,” with Robert De Niro? Perfect example as you see how the layers of acquired knowledge significantly help the company where he interns.