A great rundown about the flaws of using meritocracy while hiring. Meritocracy is an oft-sited method by some to “counter” diversity…. “if we base everything on the exact same metrics, then we should bypass bias and therefore fill our coffers with the most qualified people.” The difficulty is that you aren’t measuring apples to apples in the first place.
As intent-driven and genuine as diversity and inclusivity efforts can be, they’ll fall flat if there isn’t a more thorough analysis of your hiring structure and your company structure. There are several points at which a diversity pipeline can drop off, and understanding how to minimize those drop offs will set you up for long-term success.