Since post-Covid, the world has definitely changed and we have seen how candidates’ expectations have shifted in terms of what there expectations are in the next employer. It’s not just down to to a company’s hybrid approach but also their agenda around ED&I. Undoubtably, it’s essential for HR professionals to promote an inclusive workplace, creating an environment which is welcoming and accepting of all employees regardless of their background. This requires an understanding of the value of diversity, as well as a commitment to create an atmosphere of inclusivity through open communication and active listening.
In order to create an inclusive workplace, HR professionals should focus on encouraging diversity in the from the first “touch-point” with a potential employee – the hiring process. Naturally when someone joins the business it is important to provide ongoing support for employees through resources and training and create a culture of respect for all employees. By taking proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace, HR professionals can ensure everyone feels respected and accepted.
Even though it is a competitive market for candidates who are looking for HR opportunities, inclusion and diversity is still an important element in their decision making process. For companies out there, it’s important to ensure this is incorporated into the employer brand and recruitment process, ensuring that the best talent is being attracted.
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