October 24, 2017

Diversity & inclusion roundup: Building a culture of allies in the workplace

To celebrate our recent announcement that Talent Sonar and Talent Function have joined forces, our founder, Laura Mather interviewed recruiting industry thought leader, Elaine Orler on ways she’s advising clients to get ahead of this tight talent market in 2018.

Continuing with Elaine’s intellectual generosity our team of recruiting industry experts condensed what we know about the looming skills shortage into a nifty whitepaper; you can download it here.

Read on for a roundup of headlines that got our attention this week, resources you can take back to your team, and recent findings in organizational psychology. Thanks and happy hiring!

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What we’re reading

Recruiting via LinkedIn is leaving recruiters burned out

It’s extremely common for recruiters to scour LinkedIn for passive candidates with specific skill sets and send them canned messages. But this now-former-Google “talent channel specialist” argues it’s a demoralizing and terrible way to source. (Shameless Talent Sonar plug: Give your recruiters more inspiring work by using technology and their creativity to attract a broader client pool with our job description tool).

Are you asking women to do all the office housework?

It’s been well established by scholars that women are more likely to be tasked with scheduling meetings, taking notes, planning parties and otherwise doing work that is necessary but not well rewarded. This article gives women tips on how to gracefully escape becoming the office mom. But, since we’re talking about better allies this week, what could men do to more equally distribute the office “second shift”?

Vast majority of directors say diversity is beneficial in the boardroom

A new PwC survey of 900 directors found that 73% believe diversity is beneficial to their board. Of those, 82% agreed that diversity enhances board performance. Still, some of the answers have us scratching our heads. A majority of respondents also said they have achieved racial diversity on their boards, even though outside research shows that racial minorities hold only 15% of board seats.