New, highly-advanced technology is being developed every day. We’ve already seen self-driving cars and virtual assistants (“Alexa, what’s the weather forecast?”), and as artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more and more prominent, we can expect our work environments and processes to change, too.
Improving gender equality is a priority for many major companies, including Accenture and General Electric. As they’ve demonstrated, attention to equality should begin even before employees enter the workplace; starting with fair hiring practices.
Large organisations need to process thousands of applicants sometimes in a very short time-frame. A filter such as a language test drastically reduces costs and ensures a higher chance that HR Managers take pride in the quality of their hires, turning the “chaos of recruiting” into a smart process.
How diverse is your organization’s workforce? How seriously does your HR department take equal opportunity hiring? Are all individuals given the same opportunity to advance their careers? Many companies are in danger of missing out on the benefits that come with inclusion by not prioritizing equality in the workplace.