- DHP = Number of Diverse Hires/Total Number of Hires
- Example: 12 diverse hires/40 total candidates = 30% Diversity Hire Percentage
Diversity hire percentage is a very simple, yet useful metric that tells you how effective you are at hiring diverse candidates from your selection pools. As a general rule of thumb, if your diversity hire percentage is equal to or higher than your candidate pool diversity percentage, you are doing a good job. If it is lower, then you are either not recruiting high quality, diverse candidates or there is bias in your selection process. Here is a formula you can use to determine diversity hire percentage:
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