Employer Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Toolkit
Years of conversations with businesses seeking to understand how their firm recruits diverse talent resulted in the creation of the toolkit. While this toolkit does not provide a single answer, it is our best effort to provide companies with the skills needed to recruit diverse students and properly support those students as employees. What we do know about recruiting diverse talent is that successful companies look beyond the recruiting process and instead focus on how to retain diverse employees or create an inclusive culture. We anticipate that, like diversity and inclusion efforts, this toolkit will grow and adapt to meet future demands as our understanding of how it manifests in office environments advances.
Best Practices on Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Diverse Talent
Numerous resources exist that detail a variety of best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining talent. Begin by reviewing CSU's Employer Best Practices for DEI. Additionally, we have included various case studies of firms that have effectively emphasized DEI in the workplace, as well as some useful best practice advice.
This is not an exhaustive list of diversity and inclusion terms; rather, it is intended to serve as a starting point for learning more inclusive terminology and language.
Organizational Diversity and Inclusion Assessments
A good place to start improving an organization's diversity and inclusion efforts is to conduct an organizational assessment. Organizations can use these evaluation tools to analyze their current situation and then deliberate how to improve in the future.
Below is just a small selection of resources and tools to help you and your organization with your own D&I strategies and planning around recruitment and building an inclusive workplace.
The Importance of a Diverse Workforce
With our student population and national workforce shifting demographics, it is vital that companies wanting to hire have the commitment, skills, and work environment necessary to attract and retain a diverse talent pool.