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Hiring Black & Allyship: Why it’s Important to Have a Diverse Workplace

Hiring Black & Allyship: Why it’s Important to Have a Diverse Workplace

It’s Black History Month, and you know we’re supporting all things Black. So let’s talk about the importance of allyship in the workplace. Hear us out: It’s essential for hiring managers to prioritize recruiting and employing qualified Black professionals—not just because it’s right and not as a matter of corporate charity, but also because it makes good business sense. Inclusion is a major key when building an effective team—one that can come up with innovative, cutting-edge ideas to move your company forward while maintaining a sense of diversity and culture within the work environment. That’s why having allies (other non-Black individuals) in addition to Black talent can be equally important; these individuals actively seek ways to promote fairness through cultural competency and understanding throughout an organization.

Diversity and allyship aren’t just buzzwords anymore. They are an essential part of creating
welcoming and productive workspaces, and BPTN’s newest solution Obsidi Recruit is here to be part of that change.

What is Allyship?

Allyship is the practice of building and sustaining meaningful relationships between people of different backgrounds, including races. It’s an essential tool for Black professionals in today’s diverse workplace – fostering understanding, breaking down barriers and creating lasting solidarity!

Allyship is a powerful tool for Black professionals to level the playing field and effect change! Finding allies in business can make all the difference in advocating for justice and equality. From career progression, equal pay raises or even cultural sensitivity training – having an ally on your side strengthens and amplifies these efforts or initiatives. Creating strong relationships with those who have both an understanding of oppressive systems and can influence stakeholders in power positions within companies is necessary to effect lasting change.

What are the benefits of Diversity & Allyship to an organization?

  1. It’s Good for Business
    There’s a reason why so many companies are striving to create a more diverse workforce – it’s good for business. A study by McKinsey & Company found that companies with diverse teams are more likely to outperform their less-diverse counterparts. The study also found that working with diverse teams has a major payoff—companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity report 35% higher financial returns than their industry peers! It might be time to rethink your recruitment strategies.

  2. It Helps You Attract and Retain Top Talent
    A diverse workforce can also help you attract and retain top talent. In today’s competitive job market, top Black candidates are looking for employers that value diversity and inclusion, a place where they can be themselves. So by creating a diverse workplace, you’ll be able to appeal to a wider pool of top Black talent.

  3. It Makes You More Creative and Innovative
    Diversity in the workplace can also make you more creative and innovative. When people from different backgrounds and perspectives come together, they bring a wealth of different ideas and perspectives. This can lead to new and innovative solutions to problems that you may have yet to consider.

  4. It Helps You Better Understand and Serve Your Customers
    If you want to understand better and serve your customers, you need a workforce that reflects the diversity of your customer base. By having employees from different backgrounds, you’ll be able to gain insights into the needs and wants of your customers that you may not have otherwise been able to access. Additionally, a diverse workforce can help you develop marketing campaigns and products tailored to your target audience’s needs.

  5. It Promotes Fairness and Equal Opportunity
    A diverse workplace helps promote fairness and equal opportunity for all employees, regardless of their background or identity. When everyone feels like they have an equal chance at success, they’re more likely to be engaged and be productive members of your team. Additionally, a fair and inclusive workplace attracts top talent from all corners of the globe.

  6. It Improves Employee Morale and Satisfaction
    Employees who feel like they work in a supportive and inclusive environment are more likely to be satisfied with their job – which leads to improved morale and productivity. A study by Deloitte found that employees who feel like their company values diversity are three times more likely to be engaged with their work than those who don’t feel as valued. Additionally, employees who feel included in their company’s diversity initiatives are four times more likely than those who don’t feel included to say they would recommend their employer to others.


How can I take action and become an ally for Black professionals?

Obsidi Recruit – Unlock a World of Talent

Obsidi Recruit is a talent recruitment tool that helps you accelerate your DEI strategy, diversify your organization’s talent pool and unlock an array of other exciting resources to take your talent recruitment approach and brand to the next level!

How does Obsidi Recruit benefit organizations?

Struggling to take your talent recruitment game up a notch? Look no further than Obsidi Recruit! With this innovative tool, you can quickly diversify and enrich your organization’s talent pool. Unlock access to fresh resources that will turbocharge your DEI strategy and help you achieve  lasting results.

Sign up now to access an endless array of benefits now!

  • Build trust and relationships
  • Satisfy your business goals
  • Engage with the Black community
  • Work with a reputable service-provider
  • Invest in multiple recruitment approaches
  • Enjoy subscription options for any budget

How do Obsidi Recruit features help build your Black talent pipeline


Network Diversification

Looking for ways to expand your networking horizons? Look no further than network diversification! Connecting with a wide range of people can open up new opportunities and perspectives. Embrace the diversity that comes from building relationships beyond what is familiar – you never know where it may take you!
  • Search for Black identified talent
  • Connect with Black professionals
  • Send direct messages to Black talent

Talent Acquisition
Finding top talent is no easy task, and that’s why we’re here to simplify the process! Let us help you discover hidden gems that will become part of your organization.
  • Post new job postings
  • Gain direct access to the right candidates
  • Manage job applications

Thought Leadership
Becoming a thought leader is the gold standard in business. It’s your  best way of  making an impact in your sector and becoming someone of influence – so why not make it happen and expand your team with Black professionals?
  • Create and share a branded company page
  • Reply to member’s post and build lasting connections
  • Establish a new following of company advocates

Next Steps

Want to create an amazing workplace where everyone’s ideas shine? It starts with diversifying your team! Having Black voices at the table is key to building a safe and inclusive environment. Ready to level up with the help of trusted solution? Let’s get started with Obsidi Recruit now! Do you believe in a world where Black professionals and allies thrive together? Then come join Obsidi: the one-stop community for like-minded individuals who want to make an impact. Home awaits; become a member today!

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