News / The Common Hiring Practice That Could Hurt Your Company
Feb 13, 2017

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh

The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question, “How can you play a role in advancing workplace equality?” is written by Amit Srivastav, president of Infinite Computer Solutions.

The challenge of diversity and an equal workforce in the tech industry has been well established, and there has rightfully been a push for change over the last few years to include more women, veterans, and other underrepresented groups.

As a technology executive from company with a contingent of Indian-American leaders and engineers, ensuring that my company has a truly diverse and equal workforce takes strategy and careful consideration. Diversity does not only mean employees from different backgrounds and experiences; it also means diversity of thought. This allows fresh ideas and new channels to connect to customers, and provides an added edge in a competitive market.

Thus you have to be able to move outside a comfort zone of hiring people who think like you. Here are some questions to consider in this process:

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