Hiring for diversity is a priority for most organizations. Social justice issues, national attention, and accountability from Fortune Magazine (and subsequently, the coveted Fortune 500 list) has brought diversity and inclusion to the spotlight. But how exactly does one attract and hire diverse candidates?
The answer would seem to be straightforward, but there’s a hidden trap in diversity recruiting initiatives that triggers decades of unease. Dating back to the uproar against affirmative action in the 1970s, some people believe that inclusive recruiting strategies unfairly favor unqualified candidates due to their minority background.
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