Hot: Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Nijah Barley, director of IT at McKissack & McKissack, says the most promising trend he’s seeing comes from forward-thinking companies focused on diversity in hiring and retainment.
“Recruiters are opening the door for so much talent of different genders, education, nationalities, and beliefs,” Barley says. “Diversity in professional backgrounds should be a common requirement.”
Michelle Skoor, chief workforce officer at Bitwise Industries, agrees. “More and more companies are now walking the walk when it comes to inclusivity, not only during recruiting but in focusing on retention and working with employees on their career pathways,” she says.