Recruiting and retention as a tool to improve workforce diversity is priority for most HR managers but there seems to be plenty of room to do more.

A survey by the Society for Human Resource Management found that just 38 percent of respondents believe their retention strategies were put in place to foster a consistently diverse workforce. Slightly more than half (57 percent) say their recruiting system is intended to increase workplace diversity.

When asked whether diversity was a goal included in the company vision statement, 27 percent answered "yes." Just 15 percent regularly meet with resource groups that help foster workplace diversity, and only 14 percent say they are "reviewing and signing off on diversity metrics and progress."

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.