Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit

Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit

What is Inclusive Recruitment?

  • Inclusive recruitment is the process of connecting with, interviewing, and hiring a diverse set of individuals through understanding and valuing different backgrounds and opinions. Inclusive recruiting should be intersectional and consider more than just gender or race.
  • Inclusive recruitment is designed to eliminate as much bias as possible when hiring for your open positions. With a greater understanding of unconscious bias, your hiring team can create a more inclusive process and attract diverse talent.
  • An inclusive recruiting environment considers how different experiences, opinions, and values can work together to achieve a common goal.

What are Inclusive Recruitment Practices?

  • Write inclusive job descriptions
  • Widen your search to include diverse groups and pools of talent
  • Inclusively design the application process
  • Make shortlisting fair
  • Allow for reasonable adjustments at interview
  • Prepare for an inclusive interview
  • Inclusive interviews: set the right tone, ask the right questions

The Diverse Educators’ Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit

We are collating a growing bank of resources to support you in reflecting on the following questions:
  • How can we diversify our talent pool?
  • How can we make our recruitment process more inclusive?
  • How can we involve a diverse group of people in the hiring process?
  • How can we educate our recruitment team?
  • How can we make interviews more accessible?
  • How can we be better allies in the hiring process?
  • How can we challenge any unconscious bias in the recruitment process?
  • How can we recruit, develop and retain diverse candidates?
  • How can we build a more inclusive workplace?
  • How can we make our schools great places to work?

Articles

EW Group

Seven Steps to Inclusive Recruitment and Workplace Diversity

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Forbes

10 Recruiter Strategies to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Hiring

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Harver

5 Proven Practices for More Inclusive Recruitment

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Hireology

The Importance of Inclusive Recruitment

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Monster

How to Write Job Adverts With Diversity and Inclusion

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Prospects Luminate

3 Ways to Make Your Job Adverts Gender Inclusive

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Toggl Hire

7 Ways to Boost Your Recruitment

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Blogs

Angela Watson - Age Inclusive Recruitment: Reaching Talent of All Ages

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Dana Kohava Segal - A Mini Guide to Inclusive Recruitment

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Joe Caccavale - Creating a Positive Candidate Experience

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Joe Caccavale - Blind Hiring Pros and Cons: Is It the Right Thing to Do?

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Julia Reed - Inclusive Recruitment

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Kayla Ihrig - Are These 8 Mistakes Ruining Your Inclusive Recruitment?

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Books

Alba, Carmelita. Building An Inclusive Workplace: How To Attract And Retain Amazing Talent: Recruiting Tactics

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Catlin, Karen. The Better Allies Approach to Hiring

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Coalter, Mandy. Talent Architects: How to Make Your School a Great Place to Work

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Frost, Stephen. Building an Inclusive Organization: Leveraging the Power of a Diverse Workforce

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Frost, Stephen. Inclusive Talent Management: How Business can Thrive in an Age of Diversity

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Frost, Stephen. The Inclusion Imperative: How Real Inclusion Creates Better Business and Builds Better Societies

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Honeybourne, Victoria. The Neurodiverse Workplace: An Employer’s Guide to Managing and Working with Neurodivergent Employees, Clients and Customers

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James, Darrell. Inclusion Recruiting: The 12 Secrets to Recruiting a Diverse Workforce

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Malone, Tony. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: The Practical Guide: The Essential Handbook for Terminology and Communicating Inclusion with Dignity

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Smith, Ted. Hidden Disabilities and Conditions: Creating an Inclusive Workplace

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Sweeney, Charlotte. Inclusive Leadership: The Definitive Guide to Developing and Executing an Impactful Diversity and Inclusion Strategy - Locally and Globally

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Unerman, Sue. Belonging: The Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion and Equality at Work

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Podcasts

Evergreen: Data, Diversity and Inclusive Hiring

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JGA Recruitment Group: Creating Inclusive Workplaces

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reWorked: The Diversity and Inclusion Podcast - Inclusive Recruitment and How to Retain Diverse Employees

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The Catch22Minutes Podcast: Inclusive Recruitment

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The Diversity and Inclusion Podcast: How to Rework Inclusive Recruitment

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The Recruiter’s Recruitment Podcast: Is the Tide Turning Towards a More Inclusive Culture in the Workplace?

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Resources

Centre for Ageing Better - Good Recruitment for Older Workers

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Custom Writing - Inclusive Recruitment Practices

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Headstart - Inclusive Recruitment

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Headstart - Positive Discrimination

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The Inclusivity Project - Inclusive Recruitment

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ISC Research

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Jazz HR - The Complete Guide to Building an Inclusive Recruitment Process

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King’s College London - Writing Inclusive Job Adverts

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NHS - Inclusive Recruitment

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Videos

AbilityNet: How to Do Inclusive, Accessible Recruitment

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AIHR: 7 Inclusive Hiring Practices

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CBI: Race and Equality - Inclusive Recruitment and Promotion Practices

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Centre for Ageing Better: The Impact of Ageism

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Headstart: Inclusive Interviewing

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Headstart: Embracing Disability in Early Talent Hiring

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Toggl Hire: Skills Testing

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