We are currently witnessing a transformation of the global labor market. Especially in the technology sector, there is a severe shortage of qualified staff, while at the same time many organisations continue to look for candidates who most closely resemble those they already have. Read full article
Although it’s clearly crucial for company success, culture can sometimes be an excuse for conformity. Most recruiters and employers dwell on the idea of cultural fit. It has become a cause celebre among experts. Many executives make the mistake of hiring same-background staff while trying to avoid conflict at all costs.
Many companies release diversity reports as rites of passage, claiming dedication to the concept of acceptance and respect of differences. However, diversity in IT is often excluded in research and stats. It is treated as an isolated case due to the different approach and mindset of employees, the high level of innovation and the progressive policies compared to other businesses.