Why HR Must Lead Diversity Efforts

Today, it takes more than checking boxes and targeting ads to create a workplace that realizes the full potential of the differences diverse talent brings. It takes motivated individuals across the organization with the vision to be diversity leaders-not just in HR, but throughout management, in the C-suite and in operations.

It is the role of HR to cultivate these diversity leaders throughout the company to identify, develop and advance people from every talent pool. HR models and gives organizational leaders the lens needed to see new and nontraditional sources of talent-including candidates with unconventional education and work histories. Your diversity leaders, and the people they bring on board, will become your organization’s best ambassadors and recruiters, constantly enriching your workforce with talent that may have otherwise been overlooked.