University of Wisconsin–Madison

Recruiting a More Diverse Workforce

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States, California
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Increasing diversity in the healthcare workforce is associated with improved access for minority and underserved populations, improved patient satisfaction, and greater cultural competency in care environments. This guide highlights effective approaches for improving hiring diversity, and recommends emphasizing diversity in job listings and advertising, partnering with local minority-serving institutions, and establishing a diverse recruiting committee. It also provides interview suggestions and highlights resources for contacting underrepresented populations.

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