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