The first book on hiring for diversity

By Arthur Woods and Susanna Tharakan

Hiring for Diversity: The Guide to Building an Inclusive and Equitable Organization brings together the most cutting-edge practices for implementing a diversity hiring strategy that leaves your organization with a comprehensive view and an actionable plan. Using our research and work with hundreds of leading employers, the book offers the most actionable examples of the policies and practices for diversity hiring.

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About the authors

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Susanna Tharakan

Head of Diversity at Sinese, DEI researcher and practitioner

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Arthur Woods

Co-founder of Mathison, LGBTQ+ leader and serial entrepreneur

What leaders are saying

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“Hiring for Diversity delivers thoughtful, operationally sound, measurable, scalable and time-tested methods for hiring and supporting diverse teams.”

Judith Williams

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, SAP

“With a steady pulse on this rapidly-changing landscape, Arthur and Susanna have crafted a singular guide to creating inclusive hiring practices that not only meet but exceed the heightened standards of the modern era.”

Jennifer Brown

Author of Inclusion and How to be an Inclusive Leader

“This book is a must read for any leader, no matter what title you hold. It will give you the actionable plan you need to build a more diverse team.”

Mita Mallick

Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact, Carta 

“If you hope to lead this moment and build diversity into your organization, Hiring for Diversity is a must read. This book dismantles all the misconceptions and barriers to creating real change, regardless of your role or title.”

Keith Ferrazzi

Author of Never Eat Alone and Who's Got Your Back

"Hiring for Diversity provides a clear, tested and integrated approach to hiring and retaining talent across all spectrums of diversity, breaking the work down into measurable and actionable steps. This is required reading for any leader serious about improving diversity in their organization."

Beth Anton Grous

Chief People Officer, Tripadvisor

Explore: Hiring for Diversity

1

Setting the Stage: 
Intent to Impact

Why the time is now to advance diversity hiring and what must happen.

2

Building Your
Goals & Reporting 

Setting your diversity vision, goals and report progress.

3

Underrepresented
Job Seekers

Exploring the job seeking communities that are underrepresented.

4

Designing an
Inclusive Brand

How to build an inclusive brand and candidate experience.

5

Writing Inclusive
Job Descriptions

How to write inclusive candidate communication and job descriptions.

6

Diversity Sourcing

How to build a sustainable diversity sourcing strategy

7

Minimizing
Selection Bias

How to address bias in the upfront candidate review process.

8

Developing Fair
Interviews

How to build a structured and fair interview process.

9

Ensuring Equitable
Job Offers

How to establish pay equity through job offers.

10

Advancing
Diverse Hires

How to retain and advance the the amazing people you hire.

11

Mobilizing Your
Organization

How to mobilize your entire organization around diversity hiring efforts.

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Chapter 1: Setting the Stage: Intent to Impact

Why the time is now to advance diversity hiring and what must happen.

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