Executive Recruiters of Diverse Talent
Why Opportunity Must Be Equal
In the workplace, opportunity must be equal — that’s the law enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Its core mission is “to prevent and remedy discrimination in America’s workplaces and advance equal employment opportunity for all.” Yet despite the equal opportunity standard, disparities remain in gender, ethnic, and racial diversity among workers at all levels.
How to Tell When Opportunity Is Not Equal
When the C-suite is not as diverse as the general population, a company needs to do more to level the playing field to enforce diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). A lack of diversity suggests that conscious and/or unconscious bias — forms of racism and sexism — is limiting the advancement of under-represented leaders.
What is Diversity Recruiting?
Diversity Recruiting helps to ensure that opportunity really is equal. Diversity recruiters focused on executive search help organizations level the playing field in the C-suite — a domain that has been the most resistant to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity recruiters boost the representation of underrepresented executives throughout the recruiting process.
Diversity Becomes a Circle of Virtue
When more diverse candidates are included and when biases are mitigated, inevitably more diverse executives are hired. When that happens, there is an added benefit. Diverse senior leaders attract additional diverse candidates. The company is viewed as a more welcoming place — a safe space — where diverse populations can rise and prosper. Diversity becomes a circle of virtue.
Diversity Education Has to Happen
Of course, to be successful, diversity recruiters partner with senior leadership and those involved in the hiring process. Working together, they identify the places where biases creep in and establish processes to address them. To prevent discrimination, a growing number of companies are being much more proactive to make sure they are fair and equitable workplaces. Companies often must educate leaders across the organization, institute DE&I policies, and reward leaders who achieve stated diversity goals. When companies fail to take such steps, qualified diverse candidates will meet resistance and discrimination where overrepresented candidates do not.
What Diversity Recruiting is Not
Diversity recruiting is not about hiring diverse candidates who are less qualified. It is not reverse discrimination. It is about ensuring that diverse candidates have the same level of access to opportunities and are treated as fairly as over-represented candidates.
Welcome to The Next Generation of Diversity Recruiting
As diversity recruiters, The Good Search offers clients the next generation of diversity recruiting — executive search that is simply more evolved. Our investigative approach does a better job of diverse candidate discovery and inclusion. We uncover diverse candidates others miss. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) talent acquisition services help make sure diverse candidates really do have opportunities that are equal.
We Give You Diversity Talent Pools
The Good Search offers talent pools brimming with top-performing, diverse executives. We help identify and qualify diverse executives. We do so well in advance of openings in broad diversity initiatives. Alternatively, when diverse candidates are underrepresented as candidates in an executive search, we augment the long list of candidates with diverse leaders.
Invest in Diversity for the Greater Good
The Good Search regularly partners with employers to level the playing field. In the United States, The Good Search increases the inclusion of executives in the EEOC categories in which candidates are underrepresented. Usually, our work focuses on women, and Black, Asian, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islanders, American Indian, and Alaskan Natives. Globally, we help companies include more women as candidates in executive searches to ensure they’re well represented on slates of finalists. Women are under-represented at the senior executive level worldwide.
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We understand we’re not the right firm for every executive search every time but we make it a practice to listen and to try to help, regardless.
The Good Search is a WBENC-certified woman-owned search firm. In fact, on numerous occasions, The Good Search has been named one of the Top 50 Connecticut Woman-Owned Businesses.