Quoted by Breezy.HR – Inclusion in the Workplace: 10 Simple Rules Straight from the Pros

Written by Jessica Treeman on 7/27/2020. Read the full article here.

Inclusion in the workplace rule #2: Plan diversity into your processes

Diverse approaches and ideas are encouraged and celebrated because they help us expand the number of available options covering the ways that we can act.

Dr. John Sullivan

Known as the ‘Michael Jordan of Hiring’, Dr. John Sullivan is a strategic talent management MVP. 

The internationally known HR thought leader has shared his knowledge in 10 books, 12+ white papers and 1.2K articles, and some 300+ corporate events. Needless to say, he’s experienced.

When it comes to building an inclusive workplace, Dr. Sullivan has the process down:

  1. “Start by building the business case and you reward executives, recruiters, and managers heavily for reaching diversity goals. 
  2. For recruiting, put together a data-driven marketing-focused process that determines the attraction factors for each major diversity segment. 
  3. Emphasize employee referrals and give an added bonus for diversity hiring. 
  4. Next, primarily source diverse candidates that are already excelling at your competitors. 
  5. And finally, add a diversity retention program that targets top diverse talent before they begin thinking about leaving.”

What does an inclusive workplace look like?

“It includes diverse thinkers. Those that view problems and opportunities differently due to birth or experience. An inclusive workforce matches your target customer base so that your products/services and ways of doing business reflect the broad range of perspectives that are held by your diverse target customer base. Diverse approaches and ideas are encouraged and celebrated because they help us expand the number of available options covering the ways that we can act.”

Read the full article here

About Dr John Sullivan

Dr John Sullivan is an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley who specializes in providing bold and high business impact; strategic Talent Management solutions to large corporations.

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