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Diversity: Another Reason Commodity Thinking Is a Recruiting Problem

Date: August 26, 2016 Author: Megan McCann Category: #4TechDiversity Career Advice Company Culture Diversity Hiring Talent Tags: , , , , Comments: 0

The endColored Pencils; Diversityuring notion in some areas of the recruitment industry that it’s good business to treat contract-based employees as commodities has always been a problem for me. Actually, it’s not really a problem. I think it’s absurd, and it stands in stark contrast to the importance and incalculable value of diversity in employment today.

As I continue to focus on increasing and improving diversity and inclusion in the technology industry, I have also been thinking about commoditization as well. When commodity thinking drives recruitment, people are no longer individuals to a business. The diversity of each individual (be it race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability and/or cultural heritage) is not considered, and therefore, not valued.

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Megan McCann is an established IT recruitment leader in Greater Chicago who developed a unique, collaborative approach to IT solutions and talent services. Megan and her team integrate themselves fully with each client to truly understand the company, its culture and its needs. By focusing on matching the proper consultant to the right opportunity and establishing a strong cultural fit, Megan and her team drive incredible results for her clients.