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Introduction to The Diversity Hiring Toolkit

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SmartRecruiters is committed to minimizing racism and discrimination in the recruiting process—that means using our full power as individuals, as an employer, and as a leading provider of recruitment technology to influence wholesale change and to help you achieve true diversity hiring outcomes.

So it only seems appropriate that on Martin Luther King, Jr Day, we honor his legacy of service and the steadfast progression of human rights by taking a step forward.

I am so proud to announce that today we are launching one of our first key initiatives – The Diversity Hiring Toolkit. 

The Diversity Hiring Toolkit includes a maturity model, success pillars, each of which consists of three key standards that we believe form a best in breed framework for diversity recruitment initiatives:


Diversity Hiring Success Pillars


Diversity Brand Equity

  • Commitment to Diversity
  • Bias Free Job Descriptions
  • Accessible Hiring Process

Source Strategically

  • Tailored Sourcing
  • Diverse Talent Community
  • Fair Internal Hiring

Fair Hiring Practices

  • Diversified Hiring Teams
  • No Bias Screening
  • Structured Interview Process

Organizational Support

  • Clear, Specific Hiring Goal
  • Leadership Accountability
  • Ongoing Training

Be an Early Adopter—Take the Diversity Hiring Assessment

As part of our Toolkit, we are offering companies the ability to take our Diversity Hiring Assessment by following the steps below. This will give you a holistic and objective view of your overall diversity hiring maturity level and specifically against each one of our aforementioned pillars and standards. 

  • Take our assessment, approximately a 30-minute commitment
  • Receive a detailed report outlining where your organization stands in terms of Diversity Hiring maturity
  • Receive a detailed “Blueprint” on the next steps 
  • Share your results by displaying your maturity badge 
  • Continue your education by participating in our future Diversity Hiring curriculum (webinars, master classes)
  • Receive our State of Diversity Recruitment Bi-Annual report—industry-leading intelligence that will allow organizations to benchmark their processes and standards against industrywide metrics. 


Diversity Hiring Maturity Model


Upon completion of the assessment, your organization will receive a custom-made report that will serve as a blueprint on how to improve your diversity hiring outcomes with tailored guidance and actionable steps. 

As a follow-up, SmartRecruiters will provide additional resources to help organizations understand their assessment results and how they can leverage this output to drive real change. These continuous education resources will be available across multiple platforms and mediums (e.g., white papers, master class lessons, podcasts, webinars, etc.) and will serve to further educate organizations on how to utilize the Diversity Hiring Toolkit to deliver tangible results.

In closing, by participating in the Diversity Hiring Assessment, you will begin the critical mission to level up your diversity recruitment initiatives and generate real progress towards building a diverse workforce, leveraging inclusive and competitive recruitment processes and achieving Diversity Hiring Success.

Rocki Howard

Rocki is the Chief Diversity Officer at SmartRecruiters.