Diversity Hiring by Design
Inclusion & Belonging
Oct 08, 2020
By hiring for the anniversary date rather than the start date, you focus on what matters: performance, ability, team skills, potential, and job satisfaction. This is called Win-Win Hiring. It involves a new way of thinking about hiring and it is the foundation for building a more diverse team of remarkable people. The goal of this effort is to achieve this objective: “Diversity Hiring by Design” Performance Objective
Within 6–12 months, design and pilot a hiring process that opens the talent pool to everyone who’s qualified to do the work regardless of race, gender, age, physical challenges, or sexual orientation without compromising ability, performance, or potential.
Designing the hiring process to achieve this type of Win-Win Hiring outcome starts by changing the focus of measuring hiring success. In this case, it's defining success on the first year anniversary date, not the start date. This is when the hiring manager still considers the new hire a top performer and the new hire still considers the job the right career move. This is a challenging objective, but one worth pursuing.
About Lou Adler
Lou Adler is the CEO and founder of Performance-based Hiring Learning Systems – a consulting and training firm helping recruiters and hiring managers around the world source, interview and hire the strongest and most diverse talent. Lou is the author of the Amazon top-10 best-seller, Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2007), The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired (Workbench Media, 2013) and the Lynda.com Performance-based Hiring video training program (2016). His current “Diversity Hiring without Compromise” initiative is focused on developing a colorblind hiring process that ensures the best people get hired regardless of race, religion, age, sexual preference and physical challenges.
Adler is one of the top bloggers on LinkedIn’s Influencer program writing about the latest trends in hiring, employment, and recruiting. His articles, quotes and research can now be found in Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Bloomberg, SHRM and The Wall Street Journal. The company’s new mobile ready learning platform – The Hiring Machine sm – provides instant access to all of the tools
needed to find and hire outstanding talent.