Shaping the future of diversity, equality, and inclusion
The drive for greater diversity and inclusion among technology and digital roles has been at the top of the organisational agenda for over a decade. During this time, organisations have faced a series of roadblocks on their path to becoming truly equitable employers. This limits their ability to connect, recruit and retain talent from underrepresented communities.
The changes that have come to the traditional working model because of the pandemic have created an unprecedented opportunity for companies to rethink the way they recruit and organise their teams. And we can help facilitate this. The question is how? There are several approaches that we take.
As a business, Xist4 is a signatory of the Tech Talent Charter. This a collective of likeminded organisations committed to sharing best hiring practice and taking action on the lack of diversity and inclusion within the tech discipline.
When writing job descriptions, we take great care in ensuring that the language used isn’t male-coded (confident, ambitious), doesn’t alienate experienced professionals (vibrant, digital native)., and avoids unknowingly perpetuating racial bias (cultural fit, brown bag sessions).
We also cast the net out beyond the familiar realms of LinkedIn and your sector’s go-to publications. Candidates frequent a multitude of other domains, ranging from networking groups and social media to membership bodies and increasingly community forums that support underrepresented groups. We go where they are. And when it comes to the interview process, we empower clients to contribute to, challenge, and scrutinise the decision-making process.