What Our Toolkit Addresses
The toolkit includes a combination of video interviews, member-written blogs, articles, podcasts, and member-firm submitted resources centered around diversity recruitment. Topics include:
- Why inclusive recruiting is important
- Key components of a diversity recruitment strategy
- How affinity groups can support diversity initiatives and connect with diverse talent
- The importance of building relationships early with talent
- Various types of recruitment events organizations can hold to be innovative and creative in their talent acquisition approach
- How to ensure recruiting processes are inclusive and equitable
- Data or metrics companies can track to assess recruitment success
- How firms can get started on building an inclusive recruitment strategy from scratch
“Intentionality is important in a world where opportunity is not evenly distributed. After this moment passes, the pipelines we create will shape the financial industry for generations.”
Ramon Gomez Managing Director, JPMorgan
Inclusive Recruiting: How does it impact your business?
Diverse teams lead to a higher likelihood of outperformance:
- Companies in the top quartiles for racial diversity on executive teams are 36% more likely to have higher financial returns.
- Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams are 25% more likely to have higher financial returns (source: McKinsey)
- 85% of CEOs say having diversified and inclusive teams improved their bottom lines (source: PWC)
- Diverse teams are more innovative and solve problems faster (source: Deloitte).
Diverse teams are more attractive to prospective employees:
- 76% of job seekers prioritize a company’s diversity when weighing job opportunities (source: Glassdoor)
Pillars of Inclusive Recruiting
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SFA proudly supports inclusive recruiting efforts through the work of the SF Foundation, which has established a scholarship fund for eligible students attending the University of the District of Columbia, a historically black public university, who are pursuing degrees in finance, accounting or economics. The scholarship fund complements the non-financial SFA and UDC partnership focused on curriculum input, job search support, informal mentorship opportunities, and full-time paid summer internships.