Launched at last week’s CIPD exhibition in Manchester, 8 November 2023, hireful stands out among other ATS tech providers offering D&I solutions by addressing a crucial challenge faced by many UK HR professionals: the cost barrier associated with implementing inclusive recruitment technologies. As conversations around diversity in the workplace gain momentum, hireful reaffirms its commitment to ensuring that inclusivity is not a luxury confined to premium-priced plans.
"Everyone wants to recruit more inclusively, right? But it can be a real challenge without the right tech," says Adrian McDonagh, co-founder "Surely, if you can claim to care about diversity, you shouldn’t be putting a surcharge on it."
With a focus on empowering smaller organisations and businesses, hireful recognises the pivotal role technology plays in driving inclusivity in recruitment. By offering features such as anonymised CVs and Census benchmark dashboards across all their plans, including the SME-friendly Go plan, hireful ensures that regardless of a company's size or budget, they can foster an inclusive hiring environment.
The integration of anonymised CVs and the utilisation of Census 2021 data within hireful's ATS platform allows businesses to measure and benchmark their applicant diversity against local demographics. This empowers organisations to make informed, data-driven decisions while promoting an environment that embraces diverse talent.
"We've lots more D&I to talk about and lots more coming, and it will always be available to all our customers!" adds Adrian, underscoring the company's ongoing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives.
This bold move from hireful represents a paradigm shift in the industry, reinforcing the belief that inclusivity should not be a privilege but a fundamental aspect of every UK organisation's recruitment strategy. “For too long people who claim to care about this issue have built solutions and then dropped a huge price tag on them. We believe everyone should be able to reduce bias in their hiring process without it costing a fortune. I hope our competitors will follow our lead and make D&I a standard feature rather than an expensive add-on."