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01/01/2012

Diversity programs: Striking a balance

Diversity recruitment is the most popular type of diversity program currently offered by retailers responding to a recent survey conducted by Retail Leader, followed by in-company diversity networking groups, alternative avenues for recruiting minority candidates and financial incentives to increase diversity hiring.

Among retailers with diversity programs, about one-fifth have had them in place for less than a year. Almost half have had them for 1 to 5 years, while 30 percent are over the 5-year mark with their programs.

Does your company currently have any diversity programs?
How long has your diversity program been in place?Do you have a dedicated diversity executive or officer at your company?
How would you describe current business conditions?Where do you expect to see business conditions for the next six months?