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LinkedIn

LinkedIn seems to be a notable source of ethnic diversity, so a possible source of minority candidates

Gender

LinkedIn seems to have a fairly even gender balance

Ethnicity

LinkedIn seems slightly skewed towards minority candidates, although this depends on location and sector.

A note on data

The data is based on over 50,000 applications, the majority of which are from the UK but also the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Singapore. We don't currently control for typical or average demographic response rates for specific jobs, or for the average review scores for the jobs that applicants applied to. Data for some job boards is based on a small sample, but we're working on it. 😉

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Top rated skills

Skill Avg score
communication 2.6 / 5
passion 2.5 / 5
self-awareness 2.3 / 5
prioritisation 2.7 / 5
collaboration 2.8 / 5
organisational skills 2.6 / 5
research skills 2.7 / 5
digital awareness 2.6 / 5
teamwork 2.8 / 5
creativity 2.7 / 5
stakeholder management 2.7 / 5
problem solving 2.6 / 5
behavioural insights 2.7 / 5
analytical thinking 2.5 / 5
enthusiasm 2.6 / 5
motivation 2.6 / 5
project management 2.6 / 5
initiative 2.6 / 5
emotional intelligence 3.2 / 5
business analysis 2.4 / 5

Why diversity is important

A quick recap never hurts...

  • Poor diversity is a clue there may be hiring bias
  • Poor diversity dissauades talent from under-represented groups from joining you
  • There's evidence that diverse teams may perform better

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