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Find out if your recruitment process is diverse and inclusive

The conversation around diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace continues to “buzz”, reflecting a society that is increasingly aware of the richness that diversity brings to our professional environments.

However, true diversity isn’t about simply observing the colours on a CV. It’s about challenging your thought processes, extending beyond typical limits, and critically examining your own biases.

Davy’s recent intervention (see full interview below) on the topic illuminates the ongoing debate around D&I, highlighting that despite everyone talking about it, actionable implementation remains a big challenge.

As demographics shift and the job market transforms, the significance of our work and the teams we build to achieve our goals have never been more crucial.

A diverse image is essential, not just for the optics but for fostering an environment where exclusion is actively combated. 

First of all, it is important to mention that it seems obvious to us that it is never your intention to discriminate. But does that make your recruitment process diverse and inclusive? Not really.


So, what is the real D&I challenge in 2024?

Navigating the complexities of an inclusive and diverse recruitment strategy can be challenging and sensitive. It involves a comprehensive reevaluation of bias at every stage of the recruitment process.

We invite you here to question your approach across your entire recruitment process by asking yourself the following questions.

🔹 At the sourcing stage:
-How inclusive is your talent sourcing?
-Are your job postings accessible and reaching diverse channels?
-Have you examined your biases when screening resumes?

🔹 During the interview process:
-Is your interview environment welcoming and safe for all?
-Are you aware of appropriate and inappropriate interview questions?

🔹 Onboarding and integration:
-What are your strategies for making new hires feel secure and valued?
-How do you effectively manage diverse personalities and needs?

Davy’s narrative also touches on an essential aspect of D&I – the depth of work required to move beyond superficial diversity. He illustrates this through the example of his previous work in a soccer media outlet, emphasizing the deliberate efforts needed to include women in a traditionally male-dominated field. This approach is not just about meeting diversity quotas but about initiating a cultural shift towards inclusivity that becomes natural over time.


“We need to engage and force the principle for it to seamlessly integrate into our norms.”


The importance of D&I in the HR structure cannot be overstated. It’s a commitment to looking beyond one’s own circles, challenging the status quo, and creating a workplace that reflects the diverse world in which we live. It’s about understanding that diversity isn’t just a buzzword but a critical component of a successful, resilient, and innovative company.

As we move forward, let’s remember that diversity and inclusion are not just about policies or strategies; they’re about fostering a culture where every individual feels seen, heard, and valued. It’s a journey of continuous improvement, learning, and unlearning. The question for every HR professional and company leader in 2024 is not if they will engage with D&I, but how deeply and effectively they will commit to making diversity and inclusion a lived reality within their organizations.


Davy Diamant, Managing Partner at Archetype was invited by Charles Markowicz at "Le Club Eco" to discuss Diversity and Inclusion in recruitment as well as HR challenges for 2024



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