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applicant diversity benchmark dashboards.

Annie Snyman
Product and Partner Marketing Assistant

why bother with diversity benchmarking?

To nurture an inclusive and welcoming environment, you must ensure you’re attracting top talent from all sections of society. By analysing your applicant diversity, you’re starting to understand if who you're attracting is representative of the working population in the local area.

 At hireful, diversity sits at our core, and we are committed to “inclusion for all”, which sees all our clients able to access all our diversity and inclusion-related features, regardless of which edition of our ATS they are using.  

If you want to drive your organisation towards an inclusive culture, you first need a clear understanding of your current baseline. This is why we released an easy-to-use Applicant Diversity Benchmark Dashboard. Now, your applicant diversity data can be compared to the most comprehensive source available: the 2021 census, representing 37.5 million working-age individuals in the UK.

With this robust dataset, you can start to understand the parts of society who you might not be attracting at the expected level. With this knowledge you can start to build a strategy to make your employer brand more appealing to all.

the golden rule for being viewed as a welcoming employer…

 The benchmark for being known as a welcoming employer is ensuring that your applicant diversity profile aligns with the community demographics where your workforce resides. 

Our dashboard allows you to compare your applicant diversity across various characteristics, including age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and nationality.  

We compared our applicant ethnicity to the general census ethnicity data, as seen below. This gives us a good indicator of groups we may be overlooking so that we can adjust our hiring practices to better reflect population data.

hiring in multiple UK locations? 

Here’s where it becomes particularly handy. You can filter the dashboard to see the diversity of the applicants you're attracting in each of your locations. You can then compare that against the diversity of the local populations in each of these areas.  

Below, you can see that we’re comparing our hiring age data to the age data of Bedford and Central Bedfordshire.

Ready to create a more inclusive workplace? Explore our Applicant Diversity Benchmark Dashboard today and start to understand how you can hire in a way that better mirrors your workforce demographics. 

next steps…

Analysing and comparing your diversity data is a good starting point in your D&I journey. But attracting a diverse audience is only the first step in the road to inclusive recruitment.

The next step is to look at your diversity ratios, applicable across all stages of your hiring process. We introduced our diversity ratio dashboards so that you can ensure the decisions you are making about who to shortlist, interview and offer/hire is fair.  

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