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NEW YORK – Increasing diversity at your credit union may help in employee recruiting and retention efforts. According to a New Your Times Job Market National Study 97% of job seekers say they prefer to work in a diverse business environment and 91% are supportive of diversity policies because these policies make a company a better place to work. The survey also finds that job seekers look for organizations with programs designed to increase workplace diversity such as sensitivity/awareness training (51%), mentor programs (39%), affinity groups (16%), and other diversity-related programs (20%). Job seekers who have participated in these programs report gaining the most value from mentor programs (80%), affinity groups (79%) and sensitivity/awareness training (64%).

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