How The Underrepresented Workforce Can Amplify Your Business
How The Underrepresented Workforce Can Amplify Your Business
Remote work is a massive boon for underrepresented communities, especially the ones that require care or are caregivers. People belonging to the neurodivergent, refugee, single-mom communities, etc., are often left unconsidered when it comes to job opportunities because of a set of reasons and stigmas. Jobs for Humanity is here specifically to work for this community and help them scale their careers.
Today, some organizations work along with job seekers from the underrepresented community and help them seek employment. They identify professional skills in the underrepresented community, provide training and help job seekers polish their skills, and ultimately connect them with employers. For employers, it helps them source skilled talent that contributes extensively to a diverse workforce and bridges the gap that social stigmas have created.
Remote work has allowed employers to build overseas teams and tap into unexplored talent pools. When a business pivots to global hiring, the targeted candidates are spread globally. This helps employers hire the best, most skilled employees who are SMEs in their respective fields. Tapping into the pool of underrepresented talent takes the talent hunt one step ahead and enables employers to build a truly inclusive and diverse workforce.
Yes, establishing entities and hiring across countries is not feasible for small or medium-sized businesses. However, employer of record (EOR) services enable these businesses to go ahead and get a headstart on global expansion at surprisingly low costs and high efficiency.
Practice true inclusion and hire from the underrepresented community
The underrepresented community includes many groups, such as single parents, refugees, returning citizens, blind, deaf, neurodivergent, etc. Seeking talent from this community and making accommodations for their needs in the workplace shows an organization’s true commitment to inclusion. While the stigma may dictate that these employees need a lot of accommodations, this is not completely true. In this day and age, there are multiple tools and aids available to help navigate through minor challenges. All it takes is the right mindset and willingness to help.
Here are a few ways how employers can accommodate the special needs of employees from different underrepresented communities and unlock their special abilities.
Miscommunication, misunderstanding, and ambiguity are among the core problems that neurodivergent employees face. These employees are literal thinkers and may sometimes be unable to read between the lines. They may also come off as confrontational, blunt, and hypersensitive to certain words or actions; however, it can all be tackled by being patient and communicating as clearly as possible. Once the communication is balanced out, neurodivergent employees can prove to be extremely resilient, creative, and patient with their work. They have razor-sharp focus, and attention to detail is their forte.
Visual impairment or complete blindness leads to a lack of vision, and that is the primary challenge that employees from the blind community face. Well, we have multiple tools, softwares, and even organizations that solely work to make the lives of blind people easier. Things as simple as a text-to-speech integration can go a long way, and in little to no time, your employee will feel settled in.
Some of the critical skills that blind employees possess are enhanced listening and comprehension, compassion, and motivation to give in their 100%. This can prove to be very useful in roles like customer service, sales, etc.
Job seeking is challenging for refugees primarily due to the assumptions and prejudices that many employers carry. Organizations must understand that a refugee in their country may be a highly skilled worker in their home country. Many refugees have excellent communication skills and also have technical skills across roles. What employers can do here is to keep aside the stigma and be genuinely interested in the skills that a refugee brings, both technical and soft skills. With a few basic pieces of training and some compassion, businesses can too make refugees feel included.
Due to the conditions they have survived in, refugees are extremely adaptable, excellent communicators, and have more than enough motivation to drive business for an organization.
- Single parents
Single parents are often looked at as someone unskilled, not a leader, or someone who is difficult to work with. It is due to these prejudices that these resumes are often ignored. However, employers must not ignore the fact that single parents are efficient, excellent at time management and multitasking, and possess a high level of emotional intelligence. What makes employment challenging for a single parent is the lack of childcare facilities or allowances, overwhelming work hours, and the financial challenges of being the sole earner.
Employers can accommodate single-parent employees by providing good childcare benefits and parental leaves and maintaining a good work-life balance by planning ahead and keeping the workload optimal.
How Underrepresented Talent Can Do Wonders For You
Job seekers coming from communities like refugees, returning citizens, the neurodivergent, and single moms bring in a host of benefits to an organization.
- Beat the talent crunch
In a world where the talent crunch is a real problem for employers, job seekers from underrepresented communities open up a whole new pool of candidates that can be hired. Jobs for Humanity has experts in sales, management, IT, accounts, and almost every aspect of the business world. This helps employers hire a set of highly-skilled workers of their choice and sail through the talent crunch.
- Build a skilled and diverse workforce
Employees from underrepresented communities help create diversity and bring in a new set of unique perspectives and ideas. They help add the extra edge a business needs in planning and executing and contribute heavily across roles. These employees have excellent problem-solving skills, are creative in their work, and have the strength to strive under challenging situations. Creative thinking and problem-solving skills can help a business develop new and effective strategies and products.
- Enhance company culture
Diverse workforces enable brainstorming and exchanging ideas and experiences and lead to conversations outside of the workplace. They encourage employees to socialize, learn more about different cultures and people, and help build a better work culture and environment. Hiring employees from underrepresented backgrounds showcase an organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, boosts employee morale, and attracts more talent.
Building a diverse workforce can positively impact a business, but taxes, payroll deductions, compliance, and different local labor laws make it difficult for employers to hire and retain employees across countries. This is where we come in; Multiplier can help businesses sail through these challenges in the most efficient manner.
How Businesses Can Transform The Way They Hire
Multiplier is an international employer of record (EOR) that enables its clients to onboard, pay, and manage employees in over 150 countries, all while staying compliant with local labor codes. Using Multiplier completely eradicated the need to set up foreign entities and hire local teams, which helps businesses save significant amounts of money.
While Multiplier can handle the laws, paperwork, and payroll, Jobs For Humanity can help our clients with one major pain point: Talent Sourcing. Jobs For Humanity has a pre-screened, trained, and ready-to-work talent pool that can immensely contribute to a workplace. With Multiplier and Jobs for Humanity partnering, our clients do not need to worry about recruitment. Jobs for Humanity and Multiplier can take care of the end-to-end process, from sourcing to onboarding and payroll.
Multiplier wishes to enable Jobs for Humanity to reach out to employers all over the world without the challenges of taxes, compliance, and international payroll.