How much does diversity factor into your hiring decisions?

How much does diversity factor into your hiring decisions?

When I see resumes, the recruiting process does not disclose any demographics about the applicant (which is done by design), so technically it's illegal to make hiring decisions based on race, religion, sex, etc. etc. I choose to interview applicants based on their fit for the position. I make offers to candidates based on their qualifications and how well I think they'll succeed in the position. So to answer the question, no it doesn't factor into my hiring decisions.

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When I see resumes, the recruiting process does not disclose any demographics about the applicant (which is done by design), so technically it's illegal to make hiring decisions based on race, religion, sex, etc. etc. I choose to interview applicants based on their fit for the position. I make offers to candidates based on their qualifications and how well I think they'll succeed in the position. So to answer the question, no it doesn't factor into my hiring decisions.
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I look at resumes as objectively as I can. I tend to look at the technical aspects, longevity and then if they pass the initial review, I either contact them via voice or these days vc.  Diversity plays a role, but I need to make sure the soft skills are in place over race, creed, sex, religion, etc..
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Anonymous Author
The factor here isn’t the hiring decision, it’s the hiring process. Make sure your search is intentionally inclusive. Always hire the most qualified candidate - do it from a diverse slate via a diverse interviewing panel.
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