Business growth or downsizing is a simple fact of life. In fact, there are many reasons why your company may need to increase or reduce its workforce which we will get to later. But the big question we’re asking today is; are you ready for the change?
There are so many aspects of recruitment these days that it’s hard to keep up with exactly what’s going on. From diversity to culture fit, there seems to be a new point of focus for the industry with each passing month. However, there’s one process that we feel doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, and that process is talent mapping.
A diverse workforce is one that is made up of people from different backgrounds who may have varying levels of education or experience. The group is a healthy mix of genders, age groups, and may also include those with a physical disability.
For some time now, the idea of a diverse workforce has been gathering steam and with good reason. Studies have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that diverse groups are better in every conceivable way. Take, for instance, the fact that a racially diverse group outperforms a non-diverse group by as much as 35%. Or the fact that teams where both men and women are equal earn 41% more revenue.
There’s no doubt that as far as professional networking platforms go, LinkedIn is the top dog. With its lack of internet fluff, there’s no fear that a recruiter will end up down a rabbit hole of cute animal videos and funny memes. But despite being a great hunting ground for recruiters, the platform does have its limitations. With this in mind, perhaps it’s time to consider alternative options.