How Do You Answer Diversity Interview Questions? (SOLVED)

For both employers and job seekers, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are more important than ever 😁 As the former head of people at two quickly growing startups and the cofounder of a nationally recognized workplace inclusion strategy firm, I’ve seen firsthand how questions of DEI are being centred in the hiring process for all roles 😊 Employers want the competitive advantage provided by a team that reflects the diversity of their customers and brings a wide variety of viewpoints to the table 😊 They also need candidates who will help rather than hinder their efforts to foster a welcoming and supportive environment—no matter what the job. [1]
For both employers and job seekers, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are more important than ever. As the former head of people at two quickly growing startups and the cofounder of a nationally recognized workplace inclusion strategy firm, I’ve seen firsthand how questions of DEI are being centred in the hiring process for all roles. Employers want the competitive advantage provided by a team that reflects the diversity of their customers and brings a wide variety of viewpoints to the table. They also need candidates who will help rather than hinder their efforts to foster a welcoming and supportive environment — no matter what the job. (emended by Lor Childs on September 2, 2021) [2]
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Based around a new article from businessinsider.com, for both employers and job seekers, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are more important than ever. As the former head of people at two quickly growing startups and the cofounder of a nationally recognized workplace inclusion strategy firm, I’ve seen firsthand how questions of DEI are being centred in the hiring process for all roles. Employers want the competitive advantage provided by a team that reflects the diversity of their customers and brings a wide variety of viewpoints to the table. They also need candidates who will help rather than hinder their efforts to foster a welcoming and supportive environment — no matter what the job. (edited by Shamaria Mobley on July 10, 2021) [3]
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To begin to look at this, it is useful to list out the attributes that you feel demonstrate success in your business. This is not what you individually deem successful, but what you see across the business – it could be what sort of behaviorgets rewarded, what common traits do leaders in the business have, what seems to be celebrated? It might be useful to look at the different leaders or managers who are progressing quickly in your business – are there any common threads? These are often the things that aren’t necessarily talked about but are there if we look. [4]

Article References

  1. https://www.themuse.com/advice/diversity-inclusion-interview-questions-answers-examples
  2. https://www.businessinsider.com/interview-questions-about-dei-applicants-should-know-job-interview-2020-8
  3. https://www.businessinsider.com/interview-questions-about-dei-applicants-should-know-job-interview-2020-8?amp
  4. https://duoglobalconsulting.com/7-great-equality-and-diversity-interview-questions/
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