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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