A report released by Glassdoor shows that recruitment is less effective when companies do not invest in diversity and inclusion programmes. 59% of the hiring decision makers in the survey reported that a lack of investment in diversity and inclusion is a barrier to the organisation attracting and hiring quality candidates. Of the candidates surveyed 18% reported that diversity and inclusion initiatives are among the top elements that have the greatest influence on their decision to join an organisation.
"In today's era of the informed candidate, job seekers are hungry for as much information about a company as possible before they take a job. Job seekers want insights into what businesses are doing to build a workforce that is diverse in all aspects of the word be it age, gender, ethnicity or thought," said Carmel Galvin, chief human resources officer of Glassdoor.