Want to attract diverse talent? Diversify your own network

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This article originally appeared on www.linkedin.com

Why not help every employee and team figure out how representative is their own network, discover how their existing connections with people from diverse backgrounds experience their relationships, and diversify their own networks in the most authentic and meaningful way possible? It's an "everyone a changemaker" economy now, and meaningful, diverse relationships will help us all realize our fullest potential.

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In today's world of work where the only constant is change and the only certainty is increasing uncertainty, diversity and inclusion are as important as adaptability and creativity. According to McKinsey, "new research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially." The faster and bigger the changes, the more urgent and powerful a culture of equity becomes.

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Bob Spoer is Chief Enterpreneur for People. A veteran of Silicon Valley search Spoer has recruited business and technical innovators globally for a number of Silicon Valley companies. In addition to LinkedIn, he has worked with Bloom Energy, Trimble and Teknekron. He began his search career with Spencer Stuart based in Hong Kong. “Recruiting for Good”, sponsored by the Linkedin for Good Foundation, enables teams of employees to “crowdsource” the best talent for key executive and technical roles for NGOs on a pro bono basis. It has shown promise as a productive model for cross sector collaboration for hiring as well as professional development and knowledge transfer. Pro bono clients have included the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows, Playworks, Global Network Initiative and Ashoka.

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