According to a recent report employers aren't doing enough to encourage diversity within senior level roles. In fact less than a quarter go beyond the basic legal requirements when it comes to recruitment and selection.
Over a quarter anonymise the initial selection by removing certain biographical details and only one third make sure there is diversity amongst the interviewing panel. So what more can be done?
Are brand and culture important aspects in creating more diverse pools of talent? Should organisations look to technology to support the process and reduce bias? How can initiatives such as returner programmes and mid-career change programmes support?
Ultimately improving diversity needs to be actively worked on, it cannot be left to policies and procedures. To be successful organisations need to think differently about how they recruit and select at a senior level.
......though two in five (41%) organisations had recruited a more diverse workforce in the last year, a quarter (24%) of them don’t consider diversity when it comes to sourcing candidates for senior roles.