When employers talk about someone not being a “good fit” for a job, could it actually be code for biased hiring? There is no denying that when it comes to diversity in the workplace, there are countless benefits it plays in driving innovation, increasing productivity, and expanding into new markets. Hiring someone because they connected on a personal level isn’t a strategy. Before employers are sitting across the table from that potential candidate, it’s important that organizations revamp their approach to create a more equitable hiring environment and enable hiring top-notch talent.

Mary Ann Masarech, Lead Employee Engagement Consultant, shares some practical advice for inclusive hiring practices and what’s really at stake for companies when diversity is not a priority.