- CPDP = Number of Diverse Candidates/Total Number of Candidates
- Example: 44 diverse candidates/202 total candidates = 21.8% Candidate Pool Diversity Percentage
This is one of my favorite metrics because it tells you how effective you are at increasing the diversity of your candidate pools (i.e., recruiting women, the physically challenged, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans and African Americans). If you want to increase the quality and diversity of your staff, the process begins by increasing the quality and diversity of the candidate pools you use for the selection process. Here is a formula you can use to determine candidate pool diversity percentage:
Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes is an author, speaker, coach and consultant. He helps his clients develop the skills needed to communicate, resolve conflict, solve problems and improve performance in diverse organizational settings.