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Recruit and Retain People of Color in IT

Good business, not just good philanthropy.

  • Organizations have been trying to promote equality for many years. Diversity and inclusion strategies and a myriad of programs have been implemented in companies across the world. Despite the attempts, many organizations still struggle to ensure that their workforce is representative of the populations they support or want to support.
  • IT brings another twist. Many IT companies and departments are based on the culture of white males, and underrepresented ethnic communities find it more of a challenge to fit in.
  • This sometimes means that talented minorities are less incentivized to join or stay in technology.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Diversity and inclusion cannot be a one-time campaign or a one-off initiative.
  • For real change to happen, every leader needs to internalize the value of creating and retaining diverse teams.

Impact and Result

  • To stay competitive, IT leaders need to be more involved and commit to a plan to recruit and retain people of color in their departments and organizations. A diverse team is an answer to innovation that can differentiate your company.
  • Treat recruiting and retaining a diverse team as a business challenge that requires full engagement. Info-Tech offers a targeted solution that will help IT leaders build a plan to attract, recruit, engage, and retain people of color.

Recruit and Retain People of Color in IT Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should recruit and retain people of color in your IT department or organization, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the ways we can support you in this endeavor.

1. Recruit people of color in IT

Diverse teams are necessary to foster creativity and guide business strategies. Overcome limitations by recruiting people of color and creating a diverse workforce.

2. Retain people of color in IT

Underrepresented employees benefit from an expansive culture. Create an inclusive environment and retain people of color and promote value within your organization.

Good business, not just good philanthropy.

About Info-Tech

Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest-growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals.

We produce unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

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A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Guided Implementation 1: Recruit people of color in IT
  • Call 1: Scope requirements, objectives, and your specific challenges. Assess current state.
  • Call 2: Discuss and establish plan for employee value proposition (EVP).
  • Call 3: Set your recruitment goals and consider outside partners.
  • Call 4: Optimize your job requirement template and equity statement.
  • Call 5: Set the team structure for your interviews and assessments. Determine decision-making structure.

Guided Implementation 2: Retain people of color in IT
  • Call 1: Augment onboarding materials.
  • Call 2: Create an inclusive culture.
  • Call 3: Identify what is needed to support your management team.
  • Call 4: Close the loop and plan next steps.


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  • Samantha Mullings, Corporate Strategist, Organizational Effectiveness, Diversity and Inclusion Advocate and People Champion
  • Marguerite Fleming, Innovation & Inclusive Innovation Consultant and Women in Tech Champion
  • Mike Low, Former Recruiter and General Manager, Symbiotic Group Inc.
  • Dean Delpeache, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition, Professional Speaker and Professor
  • Cinnamon Clark, Former Force Diversity and Inclusion Officer, United States Naval and Special Warfare Command; Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Services, McLean & Company
  • Jermaine L. Murray, DEI Champion and Recruitment Lead, Black Professionals in Tech Network
  • Rob Meikle, Chief Information Officer, Board Advisor, Keynote Speaker
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