A New Approach to Diversity Hiring



Introducing a Fresh Approach to Diversity Hiring

There's no shortage of services that allow recruiters to check off the "diversity outreach" box in the recruiting process. Affirmative action e-mails that send random job announcements to vaguely defined lists of minority job seekers. Diversity websites offering little beyond postings that can be found on more comprehensive sites. These approaches dehumanize the recruiting process -- and offer only lackluster results.

When I was hired at my current position, I knew I was good at what I do. I had published more than many people at my stage in their careers, I had presented at conferences regularly, I had won a couple of awards, and I was a good teacher. However, once I joined my institution, it seemed that all of that was forgotten. All that was ever talked about was the "diversity statistic": how the institution had hired x number of faculty of color, y number of women in science and so on.

-- from "Not Just A Diversity Number," Inside Higher Ed Career Advice, published June 2012. You can read the column and add your comments by clicking here.

Inside Higher Ed introduces Diversity Profiles, a bold, new diversity recruiting strategy designed to help you do what most diversity outreach options don't -- connect with real people.




Inside Higher Ed is the fastest-growing higher education job site on the web. An annual recruiting plan – featuring unlimited job postings, a Featured Employer page, and discounts on special advertising options – is the most cost effective way to market your institution’s faculty and administrative job openings to the diverse, talented professionals you most want to hire.

And now Inside Higher Ed’s Diversity Profiles help talented minority professionals answer their most pressing question: Do I want to work at this institution? A new component of our popular Featured Employer pages, Diversity Profiles let great diversity candidates know about:

  • Your commitment to diversity
  • Key contacts who can provide real answers
  • Resources, activities and organizations that support diverse faculty and staff
  • Your community and culture

Presented in a well-crafted mini-site, your Diversity Profile is linked to every job you post on Inside Higher Ed. An eye-catching logo alerts job seekers that your institution has provided in-depth information for diversity candidates.

And when you purchase an annual unlimited posting plan complete with a Diversity Profile, we’ll send a stand-alone e-mail to every registered user of the Inside Higher Ed job service with a link to your Featured Employer page. With more than 30% of our credentials bank users self-identifying as minorities, your commitment to diversity will be communicated to exactly the candidates you want to reach.

Colleague institutions like Kenyon College, Connecticut College, and Metropolitan State University of Denver are using Diversity Profiles to tell their stories. See the directory here.


Adding a Diversity Profile to an existing Featured Employer page? Draw even more attention to your employer brand with 50,000 banner ad impressions on careers.insidehighered.com for just $1,500 – a saving of $750.

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Four-year, non-profit colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean Community colleges and proprietary schools located in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean

Rick Plotkin

Senior Director, Recruitment



Daryl Anderson

Recruitment Account Manager



For all other international locations please contact: Svitlana Barnes, UK: +44 (0)7746 184 945,  svitlana.barnes@insidehighered.com

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