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Diversity Recruiting Statistics For 2021 | Red Branch Media

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Diversity recruiting is defined as a company’s conscious consideration of candidates from all different types of backgrounds. Companies then take steps to ensure their hiring practices are inclusive and free from barriers and biases. 

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  • The Biggest Reason Companies Avoid Hiring Diversity? 41% Say They’re “Too Busy”. (Source
  • 57% of Employees Think Their Companies Should Be More Diverse. (Source
  • Blind Applications Lead to Five Times More Women. (Source
  • Bilingual Employees Earn 10% More Revenue. (Source
  • 67% of job seekers consider workplace diversity an important factor when considering employment opportunities. (Source




  • 43% of companies with diverse management exhibited higher profits. (Source)
  • Companies with racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to perform at a higher level and have increased ROI. (Source)
  • Diverse teams are 87% better decision-makers than individuals. (Source)
  • Companies employing an equal number of men and women manage to produce up to 41% higher revenue. (Source)
  • Highly inclusive companies are more likely to hit their financial target goals by up to 120%. (Source)
  • A staggering 78% of people think that diversity and inclusion offer a competitive advantage. (Source)
  • Racially diverse teams provide 35% better performance compared to their competitors. (Source)
  • Companies with high racial diversity see 15 times more revenue and sales. (Source)
  • 95% of CEOs are white men. (Source)
  • Google stated that, by 2025, workers from under-represented groups would fill 30% of leadership positions. (Source)
  • The millennial generation is 16% more diverse than baby boomers. (Source)
  • 83% of all millennials are more likely to be actively engaged if they believe their company stimulates a diverse and inclusive culture. (Source)
  • Over the past five years, the number of diversity and inclusion roles listed on LinkedIn has increased by 71% globally. (Source




  • 67% of millennial and generation z employees value diversity when considering employment opportunities. (Source
  • Cognitive diversity drives innovation by up to 20%. (Source
  • Racially diverse teams report a 35% increase in performance compared to their competitors. (Source
  • In a survey, 57% of employees wished their company was more diverse. (Source)
  • 61% of employees have either witnessed or experienced workplace discrimination first-hand. (Source)



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