We are pleased that we are fast becoming known as a higher education job site that not only benefits the majority of applicants but also a broad base of minorities
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 18, 2015
Scholarlyhires.com, a search engine service universities can use to fill education faculty and administrative jobs, has increased African American applicant diversity outreach to more than 30% within the last three months.
"We are pleased that we are fast becoming known as a higher education job site that not only benefits the majority of applicants but also a broad base of minorities," said Rick Friedman, President of Scholarlyhires.com.
Scholarlyhires.com is a recruitment system that utilizes a proprietary, state-of-the-art search engine to help university employees find the education jobs they're looking for, and hiring professionals find the candidates they're seeking. It uses keywords to help make the recruitment process more time- and cost-efficient, allowing higher education to improve its hiring practices.
As a result of Scholarlyhires.com's efforts, African American diversity rates increased from an already good rate of a constant 17% to now over 30% between December 2014 and February 2015.
"Our new website is very diversity friendly, which has attracted more minorities such as African Americans," explained Friedman. "We also have a very strong outreach to LGBT, veterans, and disabled applicants."
Specifically, of all applicants reached by Scholarlyhires.com, 8% are Latinos, 12% are Asians, 5-6% are veterans, 4-6% are disabled persons, and 56% of women.
"We have a lot of online career fairs that have always been disproportionately diverse in their reach," said Friedman. "Although, there have been none in this three month period."
Scholarlyhires.com is dedicated to evening out the playing field, making the hiring practices of the higher education industry more fair.
"Our marketing efforts targeting applicant pools that are driven toward Masters degrees in addition to PhD degrees have been successful," Friedman said. "Our client base is very committed to outreach among all protected classes of potential employees and many of them specifically target through key words embracing inclusion and diversity."
ScholarlyHires.com uses a state-of-the-art search engine to connect hiring professionals to university employees. Search categories include leadership, faculty, post-docs, administrative staff professionals. The ScholarlyHires.com team has years of experience in executive search and IT. To learn more, visit http://www.scholarlyhires.com.