A definition. Diversity hiring is hiring based on merit with special care taken to ensure procedures are free from biases related to a candidate's age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other personal characteristics that are unrelated to their job performance.
Diversity is important in recruiting and retention. It's no doubt that employers want to hire the best people for their company. They can retain their employee's motivation who will continue to work resulting from workforce diversity. Diversity within a company will allow for employee productivity and engagement.
Companies that are more diverse have a competitive advantage over companies that are not diverse. Their recruitment and retention rate will continue to grow. It will be evident to job seekers that those companies do not practice employment discrimination. This way it benefits the candidates but in turn it will also benefit the company. The candidates will feel more comfortable applying for a job knowing that they will be treated equally and the company will attract a bigger candidate pool. Thus, the company has an advantage of recruiting and being more selective of who they want to represent them. They can retain their employee’s motivation who will continue to work resulting from workforce diversity.