Final Paper Mallory Alaena Week 9 - Increasing Diversity through Recruitment Interview Practices Alaena Mallory Webster University Running head

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Increasing Diversity through Recruitment Interview Practices Alaena Mallory Webster University
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Running head: INTERVIEW & SELECTION 2 "Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness." Ola Joseph Organizations no longer ask why should we increase our diversity and inclusion recruiting efforts but asking how can we increase our diversity and inclusion efforts. This paper details the challenges facing the Human Resources Division with recruitment and retention of diverse candidates. Most recruiting departments face the same challenges when it comes to increasing their recruitment practices to get the best qualified candidate. One of a well-known issue facing the recruiting department is increasing their diversity in the work place through the interviewing and selection process. Before an organization can find a solution to this challenge they must understand what it means to be a diverse work place and understand how their recruiting efforts affect the bottom line. Diversity in the work force is defined as “similarities and differences among employees in terms of age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation”("What is workforce diversity? definition and meaning", 2015). An organization’s recruitment department typically has a recruitment strategy that usually states to acquire, hire, and retain the best qualified candidate. With that strategy there is a process that follows that consists of several steps. Listed are some general steps that a recruiter takes to seek the best candidate. Step 1- The Setup: this process is used to assess past/current recruiting strategy and possibly design a custom recruitment process. Step 2- Sourcing: this process is where recruiters begin data mining, using search engines for all postings and attending job fairs.
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Running head: INTERVIEW & SELECTION 3 Step 3- The Screening Process: within this process recruiters begin screening potential candidates through phone behavior, test, and assessments. Step 4- Schedule Interviews: recruiters schedule interviews and confirm interviews. Step 5-Feedback: recruiters gather feedback from the hiring managers, gather feedback from candidates. Step 6-Offer: recruiter negotiate and extend offer.
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