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How to Make Your Hiring Strategy More Diverse

Many employers may focus their efforts on hiring a team with similar mentalities, educational histories, or skills knowledge. But a diverse team offers varying perspectives and a multitude of skillsets — often equating to better performance, a great brand image, and growth in an organization.

With more than 85 percent of companies taking action to hire African Americans, Latinos, and women this year, it’s important that you take similar measures to stay competitive and current in your market. The following infographic, compiled by InternMatch, showcases how to incorporate diversity into your recruitment strategy.


  • 81% of companies plan to focus on recruiting diverse candidates in 2014
  • 36.7% of companies plan to reserve intern spots for diverse students in 2014
  • Only 13% of companies have a diversity and inclusion manager, despite diversity being a core goal

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By Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman is a career expert and founder & president of Come Recommended, a career and workplace education and consulting firm specializing in young professionals.