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Posted September 01, 2015 by

Why is Diversity in the Workplace Important?

The importance of a diverse workforce used to be quite controversial. Many employers either refused to hire women, racial minorities, military veterans, disabled, and other so-called diverse candidates or advocated for a system under which such candidates were given no special treatment. Affirmative action laws forced many employers to diversify their workforces and today most employers have embraced diversity. Yet some employers remain reluctant to do so for a variety of reasons, one of which is their claim that they prefer to hire the candidates who are best qualified to do the job regardless of whether those candidates are diverse.

To help explore these issues, College Recruiter is hosting a College Recruiting Bootcamp on LGBT and other diversity hiring issues on Tuesday, September 29th at the Twilio headquarters in San Francisco. Join us.

Prior to that event, we’ll publish the opinions from a number of talent acquisition and recruiting leaders about why and how employers should diversify their workforces. In today’s article, Mary Beth McGrath discusses why Level 3 Communications believes that it is important for it to have a diverse workforce. (more…)