15 Sep Digital tools to make your charity more inclusive
All charities should be striving for inclusivity, so we’ve rounded up a few key tools that can help you.
The level of inclusivity of the UK charity sector is under scrutiny. We’ve already seen high profile campaigns shed light on the barriers BAME workers face. The hashtag #CharitySoWhite started the racial equality movement in the charity sector. The movement now has its own website showing the importance of inclusion within charity work.
Digital tools are available to help charities align with the wider diversity and inclusion movement.
Here, we survey useful digital tools that can make a difference for charities.
Digital tools for inclusive recruitment
Charities can change things from the inside out. Digital tools can enhance inclusivity and encourage diversity. These tools help charities eliminate biases and increase opportunities during recruitment.
Comic Relief uses the digital platform Applied to remove unconscious biases. Unconscious biases are stereotypes which influence decision-making. They tend to be unintentional. The digital tool anonymises candidate names to help end unconscious biases. By removing the biases, Comic Relief’s team is better able to focus on assessing talent.
“Applied enables us to ask specific role-related questions in the application process. This lets us focus on the candidate’s skills, rather than trying to connect the dots between a cover letter and a CV and risking our own unconscious bias contributing to decision making.”
– Charlotte Cole, Recruitment Manager, Comic Relief
The Diversity Dashboard can help charities to recruit more inclusively. The framework recognises organisations as champions for diversity and inclusion. Charities are able to post adverts on the board. These adverts aim to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds. The platform also offers resources for charities, including upcoming webinars and blogs to keep charities up to date on diversity and inclusion issues.
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