On June 2, Instagram feeds flooded with black square posts, coined with #BlackoutTuesday. Over the past few months, support for the Black Lives Matter movement surged across all community hubs, stirring young activists to file justice petitions and enact local policy reform. Informative posts, eye-catching infographics, and helpful guides on everything from educating and reflecting to getting involved flooded our feeds — in a good way.
The intersection of social media and Black Lives Matter has catalyzed a hyper-focus on the longstanding tensions of America.
These social movements hold human resource sectors and companies accountable for endorsing racial diversity in the workplace. This spotlight means that they cannot shy away from the future job landscape and the role of diversity in it.
Hiring racially diverse candidates is pivotal to a team’s idea brainstorming and effectual problem solving. With varying educational backgrounds, skill sets, personalities, and work habits, the rise of diversity recruiting allows for teams to not only work harder, but smarter.
Racial diversity should not be approached like a quota or a prerequisite. Some companies and industries are slower to change than others. Not always because companies are unappreciative or ignorant, but because it requires higher effort and attention.
As a boosting enhancer to a company’s corporate structure, and workplace, the gains are often underestimated and undervalued. According to a survey conducted by Glassdoor, 67% of talent believe that a diverse job landscape is a key when contemplating between job offers. Individuals don’t always want to work with a team of like-minded people — they want to be continually challenged to think creatively.
As we continue to educate ourselves and support others, research and rigid statistics don’t reflect the entire story — people do. Amplifying the voices and perspectives of industry veterans is necessary in this conversation.
In order to glean more awareness on diversity recruiting, women in tech, and the job landscape, Enrole invited Corporate Finance Senior Analyst Jasmin Williams on its new podcast series Redefining Recruiting.
As a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin Red McCombs School of Business, Jasmin Williams is also the co-founder of Melanation (2017) — a digital space created by and for women of color, aiming to promote cultural awareness and inclusion through blog posts, interviews, apparel, and more.
Listen to Jasmin Williams’s insights on the first episode of Redefining Recruiting, hosted by Jasmine Lu and Alex Zhang.
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