Inability or Trouble Hiring People of a Particular Cultural/Racial Background
Any detailed analysis of employment numbers will highlight how severe racial and gender income inequality is in America. A review of white-collar employment data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals serious gaps in income, promotional opportunities, and advancement for minorities and women of all races in the workforce. The apparent solution for overcoming these inequalities is straight forward, hire more qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds. However, the reality is there are several variables that disrupts this process, most of which are unknown to employers. Work cultures, unconscious biases, and perceived glass ceilings, to name a few, all play a role in the job hunting process for most minorities.
Through the application of social sciences and theories such as similarity-attraction, social identity, and social categorization combined with in-depth analysis of your organization’s policies, practices and processes, CFEI can help your organization create a truly inclusive work culture that is appealing to a diverse workforce.