How Being Every Employer’s "Dream Diversity Hire” is The Worst
End "token-istic" recruiting and build a diverse hiring process
Black? Check. Korean? Female? Check, check. Lesbian? Check. I’m what you’d call a quadruple threat when it comes to employers ticking off boxes for a diverse tech hire–a dream candidate for the modern recruiter charged with hiring members of underrepresented groups in a stubbornly white, male-dominated industry.
And to be honest, it’s the worst.
Don’t get me wrong, I applaud any company that decides it needs a talent pool more reflective of the world in we live in. And no, I’m not circulating my resume; I’m quite proud to be leading SEO and content efforts at G2 Crowd, a Chicago-based company that I know looks beyond tickboxes and sees me for the talent I bring to the table. But not all strategies for achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce are created equal, and at various points earlier in my career, I’ve been frustrated to realize that many recruiters don’t look beyond the sum of identifiers someone like me possesses.
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