Belief in the importance of Diversity and Inclusion has skyrocketed over the last few years. Now, it is a central element of most HR strategies – guided by an understanding that a more diverse workforce breeds better creativity, more harmonious working environments and, ultimately, a better comprehension of the customer.
This understanding has led some employers to develop new hiring tactics – such as requiring candidates to share certain information, or blind recruitment practices in the application stage – to ensure that all candidates have equal opportunities to access top jobs.
In this podcast, HR Grapevine’s Online Editor, Sophie Parrott, chats to Dan Cave, Head of Content at Executive Grapevine Digital Media, about how BBC job candidates are now required to disclose information regarding their parents’ roles and education in a diversity push. The pair take an in-depth look at HR Grapevine’s recent coverage of the news: jobseekers told to disclose parents’ jobs in diversity push. Additionally, the pair talk about other recruitment tactics that organisations have introduced to promote greater diversity, as well as the legislation surrounding non-discriminatory hiring practices.
Listen on to find out more.