Hiring with Intention: DEN Featured on Halifax Chamber and The Chronicle Herald
The harsh reality that we have seen in recent years within Black and minority groups has pushed companies to create a work environment that is diverse, equal, and inclusive (DEI). many of us value companies and brands that value such representation within the workforce. However, more times than not, outdated hiring practices and unconscious biases, among other things, can make it difficult for diverse applicants to be successfully hired.
Idy Fashoranti, the director of operation at the Diversity Employment Network or DEN wants to change that norm. DEN an initiative of Black Business Consulting is a social enterprise that opened just over a year ago and seeks to not only match qualified candidates who are persons of colour with businesses who need great talent and want to diversify their workforce, but they also offer training and strategic planning for companies wanting to develop a fulsome and inclusive hiring policy.
Adding diverse voices and bringing a wide range of experiences to the workforce increases engagement and more importantly, builds a safe and inclusive space for meaningful connections to be made. Employers want to strengthen their organization’s diversity, and job seekers of colour are looking for the right opportunity to contribute their skills and expertise.
Many businesses now are putting their efforts into their diversity, equity and inclusion policies, including developing staffing plans that reflect and mirror the world around them. However, there are many factors to take into account. As a Black Business Consulting initiative, DEN offers services like board governance training, diversity coaching, mentorship, and helps candidates find roles in organizations that value unique and diverse perspectives. DEN acts as a hub for skilled African Nova Scotians, businesses, government associations, and community organizations to come together in mutually beneficial business partnerships.
Click here to see DEN’s feature on HalifaxChamber.com
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