Recruitment and Retention


Attracting and retaining talent is vital for every firm and the profession as a whole. Given the importance of keeping quality employees, this guides outlines how to emphasize equitable practices during recruitment and retention. It covers how inequity affects employees, how to improve quality of life and address pinch points in the workplace, and ways to assess hiring and promotion bias and microaggressions.

Learn how to maintain a diverse workforce and compliance with laws governing recruitment and promotion. This guide includes concrete steps individuals and firms can take to increase fairness, build healthy pipelines, and boost retention.

New additions to Chapter 4 (effective December 2020)

  • Additional guidance on the challenges of recruiting Black, Indigenous, and people of color for employment in firms with majority white leadership.
  • Expanded information about anticipating mentoring needs to "onlys" and new ways to consider the concept of belonging.
  • New focus on subtle biases that may limit leadership paths for people who have been historically underrepresented.


Chapter 4: Recruitment and Retention >

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