In our global society, most successful companies work to enhance their team structure, overall talent pool as well as meet DEI initiatives by finding diverse candidates. Hiretual’s diversity sourcing and hiring give companies the opportunity to find the optimal candidates from a variety of underrepresented groups and underserved communities that will give their companies the needed boost to succeed by allowing employee productivity and engagement.
How Can Diversity Help My Company?
Here at Hiretual, we have learned that diversity brings many advantages to a company. Diversity hiring helps you find the team member(s) that together work towards goals that might have otherwise been out of sight.
Adding diversity to the team also increases creativity, by bringing people together with different perspectives and experiences to produce fresh ideas as well as apply unique skill sets to a given strategy, objective, or project for greater productivity and impact.
In the AI sourcing tab, the Underrepresented Group feature under the Diversity filter offers you the option to source Women, African American, Hispanic, Veteran, Native American, and Asian candidates. As for the Underserved Communities, we now support Detroit Region in Michigan, USA.
How Does Hiretual Know if a Candidate is a Diversity Candidate?
For Underrepresented Groups, we focus on certain key points in each profile to determine whether the candidate belongs to one of the selected categories. These key points are pronouns, names schools, language, and other organizations that represent each category in one way or another.
For Underserved Communities, we look at the candidates' Location information.
The more key points a profile has, the more easily Hiretual knowledge graph can infer that a candidate is in fact an underrepresented candidate.
Where Can I Find Hiretual's Diversity Features?
You can start by sourcing candidates, or going into one of your existing projects. Once you have located the Diversity tab, you will find both filters in the list.
For the Underrepresented Groups at the moment, the Woman filter works worldwide. The Hispanic filter works in both U.S. and Canada and the Asian filter works in the U.S., Canada, and most of the European countries*. The Black or African American filter works also works in the U.S., Canada, and most of the European countries*. The Veteran and Native American filters only work in the U.S. We are constantly expanding and improving our data collection to fulfill the demands of customers from other regions.
How Do These Features Fit Into My Workflow?
#1: Run a Search for Diverse Candidates for Comparison
When an AI sourcing task is created, you can apply the Diversity filter from the start, or you may choose to copy the search to another project and modify the Diversity filter from there so that you can have multiple searches running alongside each other to compare. This will allow you to broaden the reach of your search as you source different candidate personas.
Multiple diversity filters can be used in one search by using our AND/OR boolean options. For example, users can search for African American women or even Hispanics of veteran status by applying the AND logic to any 2 diverse groups.
#2: Understanding the Market: Building a Diversity Insights Report
Building a diversity-focused insights report is another great way to start a project as it gives you the opportunity to understand and set expectations around the diverse candidates that exist within any given talent pool. You can see the data behind the total number of candidates (and percentage of candidates) within each underrepresented group for any given search criteria (for example, for a specific skill-set, company, or industry).
As needed you can apply additional diversity filter requirements to the Insights report. You may click on the hyperlinked bars to view candidates under each category.
For the Underserved Communities, you can focus on the region and generate an Insights report for the local talent pool.
At any point, you can start an AI sourcing task from the Insights tab to see the candidate profiles represented in the report and continue your hiring process from there.
You can also run an Insights report from any given project. If, for example, you want to look at the overall breakdown of diversity candidates available for a specific project, go to the Persona/Insights section in the AI sourcing panel, and click Generate Insights.
Or click on View Insights when you reach the Search Results or Pipeline stages.
#3: Running Diversity Pipeline Analytics Reports
On the Reports page, you have the ability to view detailed metrics for your diversity pipeline in Hiretual as a whole as well as for specific underrepresented groups. This will include how many candidates were sourced, qualified, and engaged at the top of the funnel so that you have the analytics and insights you need to meet your DEI initiative goals.
Like the other reports in this tab, there are a couple of filter options, including Date Range, Group of users, Diversity categories, and Projects so that you can customize your report and look at the data that's relevant to you.
If you hover over any of the colored bars in the graph, you will be able to see what percentage of the candidates for this specific underrepresented group are, for example, in the qualified pipeline stage. From here you can see where there may be roadblocks in terms of how diverse candidates are able to progress through the pipeline as a whole.
These analytics can also be exported as a CSV document.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How does Hiretual Identify Women Candidates?
A: Hiretual looks for strong signals in the candidate profiles, including names, pronouns, schools that are particularly for females, organizations they belong(ed) to and etc.
Q: How Accurate is the Underrepresented Groups Filter?
Tagging candidates as a specific underrepresented group is a difficult task, and Hiretual’s ability to detect this is constantly improving while abiding by EEOC laws. Hiretual’s diversity filters have an overall accuracy of ∓85%.
Q: How large is Hiretual’s data pool of Underrepresented talents? What is the number of these candidates available to source within the U.S. and globally?
Hiretual has approximately 116M underrepresented candidates in our dataset. Of those candidates, 71M are in the U.S. and the other 45M are women outside of the U.S.
*The European countries include United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Portugal, Finland, Romania, France, Slovakia, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Spain, Hungary, Sweden, Ireland.
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