Employers are emphasizing cognitive diversity
News by Editorial Team 28 Nov 2019
Hiring managers are prioritizing shared values, similar backgrounds, and even chemistry with themselves over specific job skills while hiring employees, defeating the purpose of hiring for diversity and inclusion. “Demographic diversity is necessary, but not sufficient for the diversity of thought”, says Tom Schoenfelder who holds a Ph.D. and works as principal scientist at the employment-assessment firm, Caliper. Along with demographics, companies should look for “experiences, strengths, backgrounds, and perspectives".