The briefing included our experiences both with the opportunities and benefits of engaging in Diversity Recruitment, and the challenges faced along the way.
12 December 2008
As specialists in the Recruitment field, our Senior Diversity Consultant, Kate Kennerson, showcased our work at a Diversity Council of Australia Leadership Briefing held in Sydney during December 2008. Kate shared some case studies with attendees and de-mystified the challenges while not forgetting the all-important opportunities that a Recruitment Strategy with a diversity focus can bring. The briefing was a huge success.
In Sydney during December 2008, Diversity Dimensions was asked to share our knowledge about our unique Recruitment approach with a group of Diversity Council of Australia Members and other HR professionals. The briefing included our experiences both with the opportunities and benefits of engaging in Diversity Recruitment, and the challenges faced along the way. Our Senior Diversity Consultant, Kate Kennerson prompted listeners to examine current recruitment methods that are founded on a labour market that is out of date and prompted listeners to consider who they may be missing from some of their more out of date recruitment methodologies. With organisations investing so much time and effort in training, why are we continually looking for new employees to come to roles who already having the skills & experience to do the job? There is much to be gained in terms of loyalty, engagement and retention if we use our training appropriately and up-skill new employees that we have been able to find by accessing non-traditional labour pools. Kate encouraged listeners to think outside the box and reap the rewards.
Diversity Dimensions has partnered with the Commonwealth Bank in their Recruitment Strategy and we called upon Tony Brown (Area Manager, Inner West) to share his thoughts on incorporating a diversity focus into his recruitment process. Tony was able to demonstrate how recruiting from the community in which they operate, including English as a Second Language (ESL) candidates and candidates with limited experience, he has been able to see a marked increase in business in his branches and an improved morale within his teams.