Attracting Diverse Applicants

Notes & Ideas

  • Longer than 2 week posting
  • Advertise the lifestyle
  • Use job description as a starting point
  • Look for cultural contributors not cultural fit
  • What do people need to know to relocate
  • Focus on values, vision and culture
  • Hire at all levels
  • Highlight opportunities for advancement
  • ISANS employer advisory council
  • Local support for hiring


  • How can we change “we’ve always done it that way”
  • Do we want diverse applicants or a divers team?


  • Showcase success in other areas
  • Host recruitment activity with diverse community groups
  • Application forms with resumes and cover letters
  • Relevant experience

Take Aways

  • Increase application window
  • Better job postings