5 ways founders and CEOs can diversify their leadership teams – Business Insider

Companies with a rich tapestry of diversity are more likely to out-perform, as well as create thriving, highly engaged cultures.

In this Business Insider article, Debbie shares advice on how to drive real change within your organization.

The fallout from the pandemic has left companies needing to re-strategize their recruitment policies. Between February 2020 and January 2022 in the U.S. alone, the unemployment rate barely shifted from 5.7 million – to 6.5 million, respectively. Meanwhile, the same report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, stated that “the number of voluntary quits were at an all-time high in November 2021.”

According to Debbie Goodman, CEO of Jack Hammer, leadership guru, and an expert on hiring diverse leadership teams, companies in the US are experiencing tremendous tension between the urgent need to fill vacant leadership roles, and the challenge of staying the course with a diversity hiring agenda. Even for companies who have made great progress with diversifying their organizations, there is real risk of reverting to a former homogenous status quo, unless hiring strategies evolve.

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