Having a diverse workforce can help your diversity practice in a number of ways:
- A diverse workforce is likely to have knowledge of, and links into, diverse communities.
- If your organisation looks diverse it will look more welcoming to people from diverse communities. Many people will be more encouraged to participate in the work of an organisation if there are people there who they feel they can associate themselves with – for example young, BME or older people as staff or volunteers.
Often the ease with which you can recruit from diverse groups is connected to how your organisation is perceived by those groups. The relationship that they, or other people from that group, have with your organisation will be vital.
If you have engaged with different groups through your work, you’re more likely to get a diverse range of applications when you advertise jobs or volunteer roles.
Community Music Wales is a good example of this.
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- Link to examples
- Lessons learned
- Questions to discuss
- Other handy tips about:
- Interview process
- Publicising your work
- Tone of voice