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Diversity Recruiting - Competition For Diversity Talent Is Fierce


(Dallas, Texas) The number of companies that realize the importance of hiring individuals who fall under the diversity umbrella to fill their top and mid-level executive positions is increasing. During the recession, recruiting was put on hold by many companies, and as a result, a number of diversity initiatives were similarly delayed. As the economy improves, leadership hiring is increasing and the challenges of diversity recruiting are returning.

Carl Taylor, president of Carl J. Taylor & Co., a Dallas-based executive search firm that has helped many companies with diversity search assignments, has noticed a huge rise in interest for diversity recruitment.

Taylor says “Companies are looking to identify and attract individuals who, not only possess the right experience and management skills for a leadership position, but also people who reflect the communities (local or global) which the organization serves. Successful companies know that they must appeal to an ever increasing diverse customer base with appropriate products and services.”

The advantages for an organization to diversify its leadership team include:

- Increase creative approaches to business ideas and issues

- Provide a broader perspective to problem solving

- Eliminate, or at least reduce, doing business the same way we have always done it

- Enhance implementation of new ideas or programs because more people involved in the decision process

- Increase retention because employees see the company’s commitment to a wide range of management talent.

In general, companies have excellent HR departments with recruiting resources that can satisfy the company’s needs for recurrent hires. However, most companies find it harder to fill a senior executive or one of a kind position because they are needed less often, and senior level recruiting usually requires an entirely different process to be successful. The extra task of looking for candidates who fit the company’s ethnic, gender, or even geographic diversity criteria adds even more to the challenge. This is where an executive search firm with experience in diversity recruiting such as Taylor’s can help organizations.

Carl J. Taylor & Co.’s 20-year corporate search experience involves searching for senior and mid-level executive and management positions for clients ranging from start-up enterprises to billion-dollar businesses. The firm has worked with professional services firms and companies in the manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, construction, education, and energy industries. Positions span across many job types including members of the board of directors, sales, marketing, operations, human resources, accounting, finance and information technology. The firm is based in Dallas, Texas but caters to clients in metros throughout the state (Houston, Austin, Fort Worth & San Antonio), as well as other major business centers throughout the USA.

To learn more about diversity recruiting and how Carl J. Taylor & Co. can help address the issue of diversity, contact the firm at (972) 490-7697, or you may write an e-mail to The company website is:



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