The recent development in American politics is painful to watch.
As an immigrant Founder I feel threatened. Do I belong here? What if the French are next?
As a proud European, I feel scared. We already know the consequences of nationalism, and how hard we worked to overcome our murderous instincts.
But as a Recruiter, I feel energized because the best place to fight against discrimination is in the hiring process.
So instead of feeling scared or threatened, let us just think about how we can make our hiring process more diverse and more inclusive: invest in diversity sourcing, create an affirmative action program, build job specific interview scorecards, Educate managers. There is a LOT we can do together as recruiters.
I sent the note below to our team today asking everyone to specifically plan for more systematic diversity and inclusion in everything we do here at SmartRecruiters.
I hope this inspires as many recruiters as possible to move the hiring needle towards a better, more diverse, and more inclusive place.