Category: Diversity

How talent acquisition is tackling the diversity question

Real-life solutions for diversity and inclusion challenges Diversity and inclusion are topics of discussion at nearly every CareerXroads Colloquium meeting. The challenges around creating and maintaining a diverse workplace are far from new. They are also far from diminishing. Everyone from University Relations to Sourcers to Candidate Experience Directors is working hard to find new […]


Pay Transparency: Less Talk, More Data

Candidates hear a lot about unfair pay practices in the press but are almost always left in the dark when it comes to how a specific employer will treat them – exceptions like SalesForce and Corning notwithstanding. Transparency around gender pay equity is something US employers talk about without actually having to share where they […]


How to evaluate what you offer candidates with disabilities

A CareerXroads Colloquium Mind Map Exercise At our recent Recruiting Automation and Innovation Meeting, we conducted a Design Thinking Exercise to explore how employers perceive their employee values and, in turn, what their candidates feel are important – in this case, specifically, candidates with disabilities. We are working through this exercise at a number of […]


Optimizing job descriptions

Job Descriptions have been a punching bag for decades with little movement until now. The failure to create a fresh approach to a Job Description (JD) is that critics (IMHO) don’t recognize that the JD is a foundational document with a standard that has everything to do with determining the value of a role and […]


Candidate Diversity Expectations a CXR Research Report

Who, if not recruiters and the talent acquisition function within an organization, has the ultimate ability to help ensure that companies are looking at diverse talent when bringing people on board? And while in recent years the definition of “candidate diversity” has broadened to include backgrounds, education levels, and work history, for many the largest […]


An overlooked diversity hiring opportunity

The number of quality prospects capable of performing well in professional and hourly positions who happen to have autism is surprisingly large. The number of prospects with autism who are unemployed is estimated at 80%. Calling this population underserved is a misnomer. That they are ignored in the midst of talent shortage should be an […]


Pay Equity: Beyond Compliance, the Salary Question

Pay Equity is a challenge that is not going to go away this year. Pressure to find a pay equity strategy will likely heat up in the US and we bet that it will move globally AND beyond ‘gender’ as a primary focus over the next few years. On one hand, as shown in a […]