Eliiza's tech team. Source: Supplied

Recruitment
Natalie Rouse Ganderton and James Wilson

Do diversity better: Four steps from tech leaders that got it right

Authors
Natalie Rouse Ganderton and James Wilson
Recruitment & Hiring
3 minute Read

 

Diversity makes a difference to your bottom line. Multiple studies have now proven unequivocally that diverse teams perform better, with varied perspectives naturally cultivating greater innovation, creativity and empathy, as well as bringing a strong ethical compass in the development of technologies. If you lack representation in your team, you will have blind spots.

Those working in the IT sector know that hiring a diverse technology team is a significant challenge, particularly one that is gender diverse. Many companies fail at it, citing skills shortages and issues in attracting people females especially through technology degrees. 

Eliiza’s data science team is currently 40% women, well above industry standard, and this has not happened by accident or luck. While there is no denying systemic and cultural problems exist that make it difficult, hiring a diverse team within a technology company (or any company) is entirely possible if approached with intention.

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