Disability recruitment platform Getting Hired expanded its talent engagement tools and launched a new direct sourcing feature, Diversity Talent Sourcing.
The Allegis Group-owned company said the expansion of its platform – which includes talent communities, expanded self-identification options and enhanced reporting tools – is intended to better engage and serve underrepresented groups in the workforce.
With the expansion, Getting Hired’s virtual communities have moved beyond individuals with disabilities to also include veterans and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). The company said additional communities will be added each quarter, including groups for Advancing Women, LBGTQIA+ and Generational Dynamics, which are slated for launch this year.
Key features of Getting Hired’s new website and technology platform include talent communities that reflect the ever-changing, “diversity-enriched” marketplace, and expanded self-identification options for talent to personalize their identity. In addition, enhanced reporting and resources to reduce the time it takes to match unique talent and employers
Meanwhile, Getting Hired said the newly launched Diversity Talent Sourcing feature leverages its access to multiple historically underrepresented groups.
In addition, the new offering amplifies the platform’s impact and reach through the artificial intelligence capabilities of QuantumWork, a sister company’s cloud-based intelligent sourcing platform.
Last year, Getting Hired expanded into the veteran community by partnering with RecruitMilitary, a military-focused recruiting company with more than 1.1 million veteran jobseekers – 170,000 of which self-identified as having a disability.
Through the partnership, RecruitMilitary members gained access to Getting Hired’s resources and information on a range of topics relevant to jobseekers with disabilities, including access to employment opportunities from inclusive employers, self-identification and disclosure techniques, and information on career fairs and other events.
Recently, a study by the HR Research Institute found that most corporate DEI programs remain undeveloped, despite the fact that building DEI initiatives is shown to foster stronger employee relationships and increase financial performance. A mere 9% of respondents rate their organization’s DEI initiatives as being highly effective, the report said.
By Solomon O.
Solomon is a staff writer for RecruitingDaily & The HCMTechnologyReport.
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