Is Your Company Ready for a More Diverse Workforce?
Malaysia is a unique nation that is multiracial, multi-religious and multicultural. This diversity translates to the Malaysian workforce, which is highly sought after for their multilingual talents and skill sets.
If you’re an HR professional, you're undoubtedly well aware of the challenges surrounding diverse workforce. It's a contentious issue in the industry right now, and with good cause.
It seems to sense that having people from various cultures and perspectives on your team will help you generate newer and more diversified ideas to solve challenges and create innovation. Also, companies with more diversity are more effective, economical, and provide superior returns to shareholders.
What are your thoughts on this?
But, ensuring Diversity & Inclusion is not easy. There is no visible ‘silver bullet' in this adaptive obstacle, as there is in any other. Change is slow, and some of the barriers, such as communication channels, reluctance to change, and cultural stereotyping, are deeply ingrained.
Sit with your team and figure what you'd like to accomplish. Do you wish to employ more women in tech jobs? Great! Collect accurate figures on how many women you presently employ in those positions, and set a target for how much you want that number to rise.
The greatest approach to increase diversity in your candidate recruiting is to build a corporate image that values people and perspectives from all walks of life spontaneously. Talk to your employees about the advantages and importance of diversity, gain their buy-in, and embed those principles in your corporate culture.
We recognize that there is no ‘quick-fix’ response to getting this right. Attracting, advancing, developing, engaging and retaining a diversity of talent while fostering an inclusive culture – one where difference is valued and embraced – is not easy.
Remember, when you look for new candidates, don't rely on the same sources again and again. Concentrating solely on the sources you are most familiar with can lead to a talent pool of identical applicants and a lack of diversity.
That’s why we are here!
Hiring managers or recruiters usually think of online job posts, newspaper advertisements, and sometimes even career fairs when they think of recruitment advertising. When we think about recruitment advertising, we think of reaching out to potential employees and interacting with them where they live and work. That is to say, we go above and beyond what has already been accomplished (and overdone).
At ManpowerGroup, we believe in human potential and we advocate acceptance, respect and inclusion. We are committed to do all we can to fight racism and to strengthen diversity, equality and inclusion within our company, and in the communities in which we live and operate.
We know that building a diverse workforce isn’t just the right thing to do. It also makes good business sense, as it helps instill a sense of belonging for employees, ultimately leading to increased productivity and greater profitability for companies.
Ready to get diversified? Contact us today to learn how we can help your business staff up with Diversity Recruiting.