Diversity Hiring

Diversity hiring strategy that enables organisations to identify realistic diversity recruitment goals and improve their inclusive leadership.

Diversity Hiring by Vic Okezie

Diversity Hiring

Candidates are now increasingly taking a closer look at companies’ composition and commitment to DE&I when evaluating job offers. Research suggests that 86% of job seekers say a company’s diversity is an important factor.

In most cases, companies are well intentioned to make progress with their diversity strategies. But often, these initiatives lack the commitment and focus to be able to drive impactful actions. Vic has designed and delivered DE&I hiring projects in large organisations.

As a part of creating a global recruitment strategy, Vic embeds diversity & inclusion as a core component. Over his career, he has built credibility in coaching teams to directly source for and hire diverse candidates into professional and leadership roles.

In recent years, he has worked with business leaders and Chief Diversity Officers to align on realistic and reasonable diversity hiring goals. And helped in attracting and selecting diverse candidates.

Inclusive Interview

Inclusive interviewing means that hiring managers and interviewers are actively challenging their unconscious biases to fairly assess candidates throughout the interview process. This means that interviewers are using facts and objectivity, not assumptions, to make hiring decisions.

Unconscious bias could influence interviewing and hiring decisions. Some of these biases could be our associations with different observed characteristics such as age, ethnicity, gender, including people’s tone of voice or accent.

Every day we hear about instances where unconscious and conscious biases are having an impact in our society. These situations affect people. And they often have negative impacts on the experiences for both employees and customers.

Conscious Inclusion

Conscious Inclusion helps all employees to understand their own biases. It also helps people consider the impact of biases on those around them. Having this awareness is relevant. But what is more positively important is learning how to intercept our biases. This will help create an environment where differences are appreciated and people are genuinely included.

Vic has delivered coaching programs and projects that champions curiosity about our differences. These initiatives are based on fundamental human values and principles. Some of these values are aligned to Humility, Empathy, Accountability, Resilient and Trust (HEART).

To learn more about Vic’s diversity hiring expertise, please email him vic@vicokezie.com.