More than half (58%) of professionals look for an organisation’s diversity and inclusion policies when researching a potential new employer.
This is according to findings from the latest Hays Diversity & Inclusion 2019 report.
Many professionals agree that a visible commitment to diversity would have a significant impact on attracting more diverse candidates, but close to two-thirds (62%) find it hard or extremely hard to find evidence of these commitments.
Interestingly, younger workers care more about this commitment, as just under two thirds (65%) of those aged 25 years and under said they look for this when researching a potential new employer.
The survey also found that eliminating language bias is key to attracting diverse candidates. Over three quarters (76%) of respondents believe that using unbiased language to describe vacancies and culture would have a positive impact, despite only 55% of respondents saying their organisation does this. Even fewer (42%) say their organisation has clearly defined, unbiased tone of voice guidelines.