Ensuring Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Melanie Johnson with Sunrock Recruitment located in London, UK. Sunrock Recruitment specializes in identifying exceptional diverse talent within the fields of energy, law, and finance. As international headhunters, most of its clients are outside of the UK, attracting senior executive females. Melanie is currently serving on the NPAworldwide Board of Directors as EMEA Director.

Employers are legally bound to refrain from discriminating against individuals based on their disabilities. Despite this, global statistics reveal a stark reality: in developing nations, 80% to 90% of working-age individuals with disabilities are jobless, a figure ranging from 50% to 70% in industrialized nations (source: https://shorturl.at/ady48). Importantly, not all disabilities are apparent. Read the rest of this entry »

Allyships and Independent Recruiters

by Dave Nerz

image of diverse employees in a professional settingIn today’s rapidly evolving professional landscape, fostering inclusivity is not just a moral imperative but also a strategic necessity. Independent recruiters hold a pivotal role in shaping the workforce of tomorrow. One powerful tool at our disposal to create more inclusive workplaces is allyship. The concept was new to me until very recently. I wrote this to create exposure for others not fully aware of what allyships are and how they contribute to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Inevitably Coming to Your Candidate Submissions

by Veronica Blatt

image of employees that represent diversity, equity and inclusionOur guest blogger is Roman Duty of Recruiting Services International / RSI in Rushville, Indiana. RSI is a boutique executive search firm that celebrated 50 consecutive years of business in 2020. The firm provides highly individualized recruiting services to clients on a local, regional, and international basis. The firm’s recruiting activities are focused on high-level technical search and managerial placement in many manufacturing arenas. Read his post below about diversity, equity and inclusion data.

About a month ago, I participated in an owner’s roundtable call and as part of the agenda we discussed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). It is not a secret that corporations, from Fortune 500 companies to small privately-owned organizations are taking further initiatives to incorporate DEI into their hiring process, either voluntarily or mandated. However, several of the owners discussed openly that their clients were requiring them to submit DEI data on candidates. Specifically, clients were requiring a submission of a DEI candidate as part of a candidate slate before interviews were to be conducted. My question is, how as recruiters can we acquire this data legally? This is indeed a slippery slope. Read the rest of this entry »

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