When it comes to recruiting Black students—who are a big target segment for employers looking to fill their recruiting goals—not all sourcing practices are created equal. To diversify your workforce and help level the systemic inequality gap, recruiters need to reconsider how they define the term “qualified” and more importantly why.
Start with these Handshake insights that bring to light three common sourcing practices that are, in reality, disadvantageous to Black students (and what you can do to change them):
- GPA cut-offs for roles exclude a large percentage of Black students
- Rigid recruiting windows give little time for students to perfect resumes
- Nontransparent applications discourage Black students from applying to roles