It is no secret that today’s passive candidates are motivated by businesses and organizations whose core values, including diversity and inclusion, align with their own. In fact, 67% of people say that having a sense of purpose and belonging in their profession is more important now than it was before the pandemic. To attract new talent, reduce employee turnover, and ensure your workplace remains competitive, it is important to integrate cultural fluency throughout your organization.
How Cultural Fluency Impacts Your Talent Pool
Cultural Fluency or the familiarity with cultures, their natures, and how they work and communicate makes a tremendous impact on innovation, creative thinking, and competitive performance in the workplace. Managers who incorporate cultural fluency into their management style are better at maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, which in turn cultivates more connected, loyal employees who are more likely to stay with their employer when a new job offer is presented.
As you battle the competition to attract new talent, keep in mind that candidates are taking note of your company’s stance on diversity and inclusion, as well as evaluating your actions throughout every step of the hiring process. Tailoring your interview style to meet the needs of your candidate builds trust, allowing them to feel comfortable contributing their unique perspective, which results in a more insightful, effective interview for both parties.
Recruiting Strategies for a Diverse Workforce
Torch Group’s extensive talent network, broad recruiting strategies, and outreach into highly diverse populations and geographies gives our clients unique access to a diverse and inclusive candidate slate and in turn a culturally fluent workforce. In fact, in the last 18 months, Torch Group delivered 142 final candidates with 55% of them, 78 candidates, being diverse.
With that kind of focus, Torch Group understands how cultural fluency impacts every aspect of your business and will partner with your team as talent advisors who can help define your talent strategy and become an extension of your business throughout the hiring process and beyond.
To learn about our Signature Search Process™, how we partner with your team to place talent that is a cultural fit, and evaluate candidates to be a long-term, invested employee; please contact Michele Torch at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy Scritchfield at email@example.com or simply complete and submit this form and let us know how we can help.
- Posted by Stuart Glassman
- On August 26, 2021
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