The 10 Best LinkedIn Groups To Join for Diverse Sourcing Help

Diversity and Inclusion groups on LinkedIn are fantastic resources for diversity news and resources and leads on diverse talent pools.

 

Here are ten LinkedIn groups to help recruiters connect with a more diverse array of people. There are many helpful groups on LinkedIn, but these are just a handful of the best for diverse sourcing. 

 

1. Diversity Sourcing and Recruiting Linkedin Group

 

This group is for sourcers, recruiters, and hiring managers who want to include diverse candidates in the talent pipelines.

 

They discuss sourcing, research, productivity tools, boolean, chrome extensions, and more. 

 

2. Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Linkedin Group

 

The Diversity & Inclusion Leadership group is a forum for sharing and discussing D&I relevant news and events.  

 

It was started by Jennifer Brown, host of the podcast “The Will to Change”, which uncovers true stories of diversity and inclusion. Jennifer Brown Consulting works with large and small businesses to build forward-thinking organisational practises that foster diversity, leadership and innovation.

 

3. Global Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Linkedin Group

 

This group comprises professional business people from across the globe who want to discuss ways to initiate and implement diversity and inclusion principles in their organisations. They welcome anyone interested in diversity and inclusion globally.  

 

Discussions are focused on the six most prominent areas of DE&I: 

 

  • gender, 
  • race, 
  • age, 
  • religion, 
  • disability, 
  • and sexual orientation.    

 

4. LGBT Professionals (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Friends) Linkedin Group

 

This group is for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans (GLBT, LGBT) community and anyone who supports non-discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation. In addition, it supports hiring gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans persons for workplace diversity and community unity.

 

The group’s purpose is to discuss relevant GLBT interests in the workplace. Repeated posting off-topic will result in being banned from the group, usually without warning.

 

5. Diversity Professionals Linkedin Group

 

This is a group of professionals and leaders in Diversity and Inclusion worldwide. They typically share intelligent discussion, educational tools, career opportunities and more.

 

6. Black Enterprise Networked Linkedin Group

 

This group is dedicated to connecting African American professionals. Make contacts, stay in touch, discover opportunities and get advice.

 

While the group is aimed at African American professionals, its membership consists of black individuals seeking other professionals to connect with from all over the world.

 

7. Diversity and Cross-Cultural Professionals Linkedin Group

 

This group is for people working on diversity and cross-cultural issues who want to network with professionals in these fields. 

 

8. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Your Workplace

 

This is a private peer learning community where colleagues can safely seek and provide mutual support for their efforts to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in their workplaces and beyond. 

 

9. Diversity – A World of Change

 

This group is an open global networking group for professionals, managers, executives, entrepreneurs, the employed & unemployed to discuss diversity, inclusion & multicultural topics impacting jobs, hiring, workplace, marketplace, health, wealth and national culture worldwide. This group exists to post articles for discussion and not general advertising.

 

Topics discussed include: 

 

  • Human Resources (recruiting, hiring, retention, management), 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (environment, community, workplace, marketplace),
  • Global Cross-Cultural Strategies (communications, practices & norms),
  • Religion, Economic & Political Awareness (unemployment, health, family, wealth).

 

10. Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging & Empowerment

 

This group is aimed at presenting professionals in I&D, HR, C-Suite, Emerging Tech, Green Tech and Tech for Good and related fields a platform to network with fellow members and build an exclusive forum to discuss diversity, inclusion, people, culture, technology, Diversity products & services, and inclusion tools.

 

It aims to create, exchange, and cultivate ideas, current and future industry, technology, and corporate inclusion, diversity, and inclusion, sustainability, social impact trends, and share best practices with great enthusiasm. 

 

Final Thoughts

 

The right connections are helpful in almost every business strategy, especially in the recruitment and hiring landscape. These groups are a great starting point to finetune your DE&I initiatives and find the best talent.

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