At first, diversity hiring can seem like a tough nut to crack, but with the right tools and resources, you can make it a natural part of any rock-solid recruitment system. Here are the best places to find the top talent you need.
Looking for diverse talent?
You’re not alone. In fact, 71% of companies say they want an inclusive culture but only 12% have reached a level of diversity and inclusion that can be described as “mature”.
There’s a lot of well-needed publicity out there about the benefits of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace, but it can be tough to know where to start.
We’re about to point you to the top 20 job boards that will help you fill your bench with all kinds of awesome. But first, let’s have a quick refresher on why the hunt for diverse talent is definitely worth your time.
The benefits of hiring diverse talent
Diversity is great for the bottom line.
In fact, according to a 2017 report published in the Harvard Business Review, cognitively diverse teams solve problems faster than teams of cognitively similar people. A diverse crew can open your business up to new opportunities you never knew were there.
The researchers also pointed out that, “people like to fit in, so they are cautious about sticking their necks out. When we have a strong, homogeneous culture, we stifle the natural cognitive diversity in groups through the pressure to conform.”
And it’s true. Daring to be different can be scary — but it’s definitely worth it. And here are some numbers to prove it.
- Employees who believe their organization supports D&I feel their ability to innovate increase by 83%
- Diverse teams make decisions faster than individual workers and benefit from a 60% improvement in decision-making
- Companies with inclusive talent practices generate up to 30% higher revenue per employee
- Gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform their competitors
- Ethnically-diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform their competitors
Despite what the naysayers would have you believe, true D&I isn’t about warm, fuzzy lip service statements or ticking a compliance box. The truth of the matter is, any business that wants to stand out as the forerunner in their niche needs to recruit the kind of talent that will actively push them to be better.
Luckily, there are some proven job boards where you can find exactly that kind of talent. Here are just some of the best ones to take a look at.
Job Sites for Minorities and Underrepresented Ethnic Groups
Best for finding: Black and minority talent at all skill levels
Diversity.com has been around for nearly 20 years, making it a true pioneer in the field of diversity hiring. As one of the premier job posting sites for black and minority candidates, Diversity.com knows what a strong employer brand looks like — and they can even help you build your own.
On Diversity.com employers can:
- Advertise for any time duration
- Hire for single or multiple locations
- Choose automatic job posting renewal
- Access unlimited free viewing of job seeker profiles and resumes
- Get Diversity.com’s staff to post your jobs for you at no additional cost
Founded in September 2000, Diversity.com is a privately held, 100% African American family owned small business with headquarters in Atlanta, GA. We market our recruitment services nationwide to all types of industries, organizations and communities with particular emphasis on attracting talented science, technology, education and medical savvy men and women.
Cost: A 30-day standard package is $220
Top Feature: Get an exclusive employer brand profile custom-built by Diversity.com’s expert staff. If your job ads are in need of a major D&I makeover, the team at Diversity.com can help you out.
2. PDN Recruits
Best for finding: Top talent from multiple minority groups
With the tagline, ‘Connecting Diverse Professionals to Employers that Value Diversity’, you know PDN means business. And with clients like Old National, Biogen and Arctic Information Technology, they’re definitely one of the most trusted diversity job boards in the US.
Oh, and did we mention Star Jones is the President of PDN? 🤩
On PDN Recruits employers can:
- Find professional talent that value diversity just as much as they do
- Use PDN’s ProDivNet matching technology to get the best possible match based on skills, experience and other priority criteria
- Take advantage of PDN’s centralized job distribution and media outreach platform for diversity recruitment through their top-notch partner network
About PDN Recruits:
As one of seven culturally distinct websites in The Professional Diversity Network provides a professional network for diverse talent that is far more engaging and welcoming than a typical job board. ProDivNet has taken the job search from what is all too often, a lonely and discouraging experience to a communal one that motivates and inspires members along their journey to achieve their life goals.
Cost: Packages start at $495
Top Feature: Access to awesome media and minority job boards through PDN’s all star partner network is a major perk. You can reach candidates everywhere from Ebony Magazine, the NAACP JobFinder.com, to VetJobs.com and disABLEDperson, Inc and more!
Best for finding: Ambitious candidates from the Latinx community
Like PDN Recruits, iHispano is one of seven job boards hosted by the The Professional Diversity Network (PDN), so you know it’s a solid place to go to find awesome talent.
On iHispano employers can:
- Access over 350,000 monthly new members
- Source, qualify and hire using PDN’s lead matching feature
- Get job posting, recruitment advertising and recruiting events all under one roof
Cost: Job postings start at $50 via Professional Diversity Network
Hispano provides a professional network for Latinos that is far more engaging and welcoming than a typical job board. The affinity of culture shared by members encourages valuable relationships with peers and mentors who are invested in each other’s success and are happy to help them improve their career skills and their access to opportunity.
Top Feature: Career networking with iHispano is a breeze. Just connect your iHispano with your LinkedIn to make your recruitment outreach super targeted and engaging!
Best for finding: Highly-engaged candidates from the black community
Here’s yet another awesome job board hosted by The Professional Diversity Network. The Black Career Network isn’t just a job site, it’s a destination for diversity-driven employers and candidates to unite through recruiting events and community groups.
On Black Career Network employers can:
- Access over 350,000 monthly new members
- Source, qualify and hire using PDN’s leading matching feature
- Get job posting, recruitment advertising and recruiting events all under one roof
Cost: Job postings start at $50 via The Professional Diversity Network
About Black Career Network:
“As a black male I have had several jobs, some at places that are more diverse than others. But once I joined Black Professional Network I really started to realize what it meant for a company to want and value diverse employees. For me it was about connecting with companies that set processes in place that instilled inclusion in their culture.” — Orlando Redding, NY
Top Feature: The publicly available Event Schedule is a great (and free!) way to get acquainted with the most important diversity recruiting events.
5. Black Jobs
Best for finding: Highly switched-on candidates with a variety of skill sets, including plenty of recent grads
Black Jobs is an independently-owned job board that also claims to be the largest African American career community online. From Netflix, Amazon and the Oprah Winfrey Network, some of today’s leading employer brands come here to find top talent.
On Black Jobs employers can:
- Get a 60-day listing in the basic package
- Have your company’s logo featured on the home page under “Employers Dedicated to Diversity Hiring”
- Access up to 50,000 African American job seekers
Cost: Basic package starts at $197 for a 60-day listing
About Black Jobs:
This site was created to promote well-paying job opportunities for African American job seekers to help reduce the high rate of unemployment in Black communities. Each post on the site includes a brief description of the positions available, and a link where applicants can apply. Like all of our web sites, this web site is 100% free to use!
Top Feature: Getting a sweet shout out for being an employer that’s dedicated to D&I is a pretty rad perk. Just make sure you have the culture to back it up!
Best for finding: Highly-skilled talent from the Hispanic and Latinx community
This is the official job board of the Hispanic/Latino Professionals Association, so you can bet that the talent here is serious about their careers. The HLPA is an authority on diversity-focused employer brands and even offers a listing section where job seekers can search for top-rated employers by industry.
On HLPA employers can:
- Import the jobs on your website into the HLPA Job Board on a regular basis
- Post unlimited additional or special jobs
- Be part of a community that offers a daily average of 2–3 million jobs to the Latinx talent pool
Cost: Starts at $199
Each year the HLPA matches the Nation’s Top Hispanic / Latino Talent with America’s Best organizations by identifying and listing quality organizations who are currently hiring and have a commitment to Diversity & The Hispanic / Latino Community.
These LISTS represent thriving organizations with solid ethics and a proven responsibility to their employees.
Top Feature: You can’t beat the employer brand cred that comes along with being featured on the premier site for Latinx job seekers.
Job Boards for Women
Best for finding: Female candidates at all skill levels
What’s great about Fairygodboss (and so many other platforms on this list) is that it goes beyond a traditional “job board” to offering a women’s career community where candidates can access expert career advice and company reviews to help them make the best choice for them. And with employers like GE, Accenture and Salesforce using Fairygodboss on the daily to find top talent, their candidate-first approach seems to be a winner.
On Fairygodboss employers can:
- Create an official brand profile to get their posts seen by millions of women across the US
- Validate their benefits and policies to highlight the information that matters to you and make sure you attract candidates who appreciate what you have to offer
- Access a pool of highly-skilled women who are active in the talent market
Born in 2015 while our CEO was interviewing while 2 months pregnant (and hiding it), Fairygodboss helps women get hard-to-ask questions answered. We help you get the inside scoop on pay, corporate culture, benefits and work flexibility. We offer company ratings, job listings, discussion boards and career advice.
Cost: Not listed
Top Feature: The Fairygodboss of the Week editorials highlight women who actively make a difference in the careers of other women.
Best for finding: Women, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people for remote tech positions
Like Fairygodboss, PowerToFly has an important mission: ‘Women Helping Women Elevate Their Careers’. Hence, the emphasis on lifestyle-focused working options. With 66% of full-time employees saying they’re far from achieving work-life balance, it’s no surprise that PowerToFly has such a solid following of candidates and employers such as Verizon, American Express and Lyft.
On PowerToFly employers can:
- Access over 1 million diverse candidates
- Score placement in the Weekly Remote Digest + Newsletter
- Get unlimited applicant messaging
PowerToFly is a recruiting platform that connects companies to women in tech, sales, marketing and digital. Its founders, Milena Berry and Katharine Zaleski, were among Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2015. PowerToFly sources and vets female engineers and places them in jobs that work for their careers and lives. More than 1,000 companies have posted job listings on PowerToFly including Hearst, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post.
Cost: The cost for posting 1 remote job is $298. Custom packages vary based on needs.
Top Feature: Custom packages let you build your own diverse talent lead lists
Best for finding: Ambitious female candidates, especially millennials
When Career Contessa proclaimed it was “more than just a job site”, it wasn’t kidding. The platform offers everything from a free 28-day plan to help candidates kickstart their careers to case studies detailing “the inside scoop on rad companies for women.”
On Career Contessa employers can:
- Post jobs for free
- Partner up to launch local or virtual events that position your brand as a go-to in this niche
- Get matched to highly-engaged female talent pools
Cost: Assuming your job ad passes the firm vetting by the Career Contessa team, it’s completely free to post
About Career Contessa:
“[Career Contessa] is like having a super successful, friend-girl giving me advice while we sit on my bed eating wings and drinking Jack & Ginger ale.” — Candidate testimonial
Top Feature: The partnership employer branding package is like a done-for-you recruitment marketing launch.
Best for finding: C-level female candidates
In case you hadn’t heard, a McKinsey study found that US public companies with a diverse executive board have a 95% higher return on equity than those with non-diverse boards. So, yeah. It’s time to put an end to the classic boys’ club board room. And if you’ve got the budget, Female Executive Search is a great place to start.
On Female Executive Search employers can:
- Access broad pools of certified female leaders in the US and abroad
- Launch offers for interim positions and permanent assignments
- Sidestep commission-based fees and find a female leader at a fixed recruitment cost
Cost: Placement fees begin at $21,000
About Female Executive Search:
Since 2001, CEO Worldwide has gained a reputation for its ability to match candidates to urgent requirements, alongside its cross-border placement expertise. Its Investors on Demand service can also connect businesses with investment, when it is needed most. In 2018, CEO Worldwide was named in Forbes’ list of the best 250 US executive recruitment firms.
Top Feature: The global iCEO™ database includes over 17,000 certified executives.
Job boards for the LGBTQ community
11. Pink Jobs
Best for finding: A wide range of highly-skilled candidates from the LGBT community
Pink Jobs features LGBT-friendly job roles from pro-equality employers, including big-name service companies have faculties that focus exclusively on LGBT areas and need highly-skilled individuals with deeper insights and experiences in that area.
On Pink Jobs employers can:
- Submit, re-list, view and remove your job listings
- Post unlimited jobs for free
- Set alerts for when the perfect candidate joins
About Pink Jobs:
We created the Pink jobs site to list LGBT friendly job roles from pro-equality partners, in turn we hope we are helping friendly individuals browse these opportunities from one portal. Both vacancies and job-seekers should (ethically and legally) be gay friendly, but unfortunately there are some that aren’t, and so with the help of this website, recruiters (employers), and those looking for a job, can find the jobs and candidates that are.
Top Feature: Free unlimited job postings can be beat!
12. Campus Pride
Best for finding: Entry-level candidates from the LGBTQ community
Campus Pride is the go-to job board for the college-age members of the LGBTQ community. run by a leading national nonprofit organization. Like so many on this list, Campus Pride is so much more than just a job site. The online destination serves as a bridge to LGBTQ and an ally to college youth on 1200+ campuses across the US.
On Campus Pride employers can:
- Access pools of young talent at over 1,200 campuses nationwide
- Sponsor recruiting events in the LGBTQ youth community
- Keep up with the most relevant events and job fairs in the diverse LGBTQ community
Cost: Not available
About Campus Pride:
Check out their awesome vision: Campus Pride envisions campuses and a society free of anti-LGBTQ prejudice, bigotry and hate. It works to develop student leaders, campus networks, and future actions to create such positive change.
Top Feature: From sponsorship and advertising opportunities to news and updates to stay in the know, Campus Pride has everything you need to make your employer brand a true supporter of the LGBTQ community. 🏳️🌈
13. Out & Equal
Best for finding: Highly-skilled talent from the LGBT community
Out & Equal is a non-profit workplace advocacy group and resource center that includes a job board. The great thing about Out & Equal is that the job site goes beyond a diversity focus to provide helpful resources on how to make your workplace more inclusive.
On Out & Equal employers can:
- Choose from annual subscriptions with featured job listings or purchase individual job postings to meet your LGBT recruiting needs
- Build a company profile page
- Get unlimited resume search for quality LGBT talent
Cost: 30-day single posting is $300, the yearly package is $5,000 for unlimited posting
About Out & Equal:
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality. Since 1996, we have worked with executives, human resources professionals, Employee Resource Groups and individuals to provide leadership and professional development, education, and research to create workplaces free of discrimination. Out & Equal hosts the annual Workplace Summit where employees and experts from around the world gather to share strategies and best practices to create workplace equality inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.
Top Feature: Out & Equal has helped a number of Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies learn how to build inclusive and welcoming work environments. If you’re ready to give the ‘I’ in D&I the attention it deserves, these are your people!
Job Boards for Older and Retired Talent
Best for finding: Retired candidates looking for part time and work from home positions
By 2035, for the first time in US history, Americans aged 65 and older will exceed the number of people under 18. Employers who can engage highly experienced and fiercely loyal baby boomer talent will be at a clear advantage.
On RetiredBrains employers can:
- Find expert older talent to help fill in your talent gaps
- Post temporary, part-time, flex-time or seasonal positions
- Take advantage of the unlimited posting package which gives multi-location employers access to all their jobs for all US locations for 6 months
Retired Brains is the most comprehensive independent resource website for baby boomers, those planning their retirements, and active retirees on the Internet. We specialize in helping baby boomers, retirees, and those planning their retirement be happy, healthy and prosperous. The best retirement advice should take quality of life, financial stability, and opportunities for continued growth into account.
Cost: Job listings packages start at $195, unlimited package is $2495
Top Feature: The US Department of State links to RetiredBrains to provide key info to seniors and older workers looking for post-retirement opportunities.
Best for finding: Awesome talent 50+ years of age
With the awesome aspirational tagline, ‘No Pastures Here’ WorkForce50.com aims to be the ultimate destination for boomers and seniors looking to expand their career opportunities.
On WorkForce50 employers can:
- Post exclusively to WorkForce50 (job listings are not shared on other sites)
- Get up and running quickly with the platform’s easy-to-use employer profile and dashboard
- Easily reach older talent pools actively searching for career opportunities
Cost: Pricing starts at $49 per 30 days
Workforce50.com has been serving the older workforce since 2007. The audience can best be defined as older — 40 or 50 or even 60 plus — or in terms of career stage — mid to late career. Career changers follow Workforce50.com as well.
Most visitors are baby boomers but we also attract some younger job changers and seniors. It often takes an older worker longer to find a new job but integration into a new job and organization can be quicker. Why? Older workers bring years of experience to the table. They bring loyalty and personal pride in a job well done, adaptability, teamwork, solid problem solving skills and other valuable talents accumulated from years of work and living.
Top Feature: Simple pricing and posting system letting you re-up on job posting credits as needed.
Job Boards for Candidates with Disabilities
Best for finding: Candidates with disabilities
This job search site is powered by the Sierra Group, the rehabilitation engineering consulting firm that develops workplace solutions to help more people with disabilities find awesome career opportunities.
On Recruit Disability employers can:
- Quickly post jobs and manage listings
- Create Email Alerts for candidates that match your search criteria
- Save candidates to view later
- Take advantage of additional advertising and sponsorship options
About Recruit Disability:
Our million member strong, self-serve model is available for your independent use as a job seeker with a disability, an agency providing services, or a hiring manager looking to hire Americans with disabilities. In addition to our no fee job board, sponsored by DiversityInc, One More Way is also the go to resource for employment incentives, and educational teleseminars — be seen, be heard, be hired! The One More Way collaborative is brought to you by The Sierra Group. ‘Together we will drive up employment!’
Cost: Starts at $195
Top Feature: Teleseminars to connect with candidates.
Best for finding: Candidates with disabilities
AbilityLinks’ tagline is ‘Putting Disability Inclusion to Work’ and they mean it. The job site has a rich data pool of candidates with disabilities, but you’ve got to have a clear policy for disability inclusion if you want access to the top talent listed here.
On AbilityLinks employers can:
- Access a dynamic community of candidates with disabilities
- Build a custom page with a description, job postings, contact information, video, links and updates
- Search resumes and receive applications
- Partner with educational, advocacy and job programs, and disability owned businesses to take your employer brand to the next level
Cost: Single job posting starts at $400
Persons with disabilities want the opportunity to pursue a career of their own choosing but have an unemployment rate that is two time higher than average, not counting individuals who become discouraged and stop actively seeking work. At the same time, businesses that value a diverse work force lag behind when it comes to disability inclusion. They want better access to candidates with disabilities. That’s why AbilityLinks, a first of its kind website for persons with disabilities, was launched in 2001.
Top Feature: Over 700 AbilityLinks job seekers have reported finding employment. This job search site goes above and beyond to deliver a ‘Human Touch’ to candidates, including job search consultation, job referrals, educational opportunities and opportunities to network with businesses and job programs. This is recruitment done right. 👌
Job boards for veterans
Best for finding: Former military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans who are now active members of the civilian workforce
VetJobs is a job board for military veterans of all branches of service.
On VetJobs employers can:
- Get exposure to the job site’s 600,000 to 900,000 visitors a month
- Rest assured knowing the price to post is flat rate and won’t be packed with hidden upcharges
- Replace the job posting with another open position for free any time a role is filled before the 60-day time period is up
Cost: A single posting is $350
VetJobs is the premier transitioning military and veteran job board on the Internet. VetJobs is 17+ years old, receives 600,000 to 900,000 visitors a month, has received many awards, offers flat rate pricing and offers EEOC, VEVRAA / JVA and OFCCP compliance support. The targeted human capital services solution that is offered by VetJobs gives you the largest reach into the transitioning military, veteran and National Guard and Reserve candidate marketplace, including their family members.
Top Feature: VetJobs averages over 200,000 real jobs per day!
Best for finding: Veterans from all different backgrounds
RecruitMilitary is a job board that boasts a whopping 1,398,372 job seeker accounts from military veterans. The site refers to itself as “the #1 source for Military Talent” and with a comprehensive annual events report, including its own highly-attended recruiting events, we’re inclined to believe them.
On RecruitMilitary employers can:
- Access a pool of over 1 million highly trained and disciplined job candidates
- Reach thousands of veterans by posting jobs in bulk via XML API
- Check out the Veteran Career Fair calendar which includes over 125 events in 65 markets across the US
Cost: Not available
RecruitMilitary helps employers connect with America’s best talent — its veterans.
We host the nation’s largest single-source veteran database, with over 1,200,000 members. We publish the nation’s second-largest veteran hiring publication, Search & Employ® magazine, copies distributed every two months and a digital version on our website as well as the VetTen digital newsletter. In addition, we will have produced more than 900 job fairs in over 66 cities.
Top Feature: You can’t beat the multitude of resources found here. From job postings to candidate database search, to elite online training — they’ve got it all.
Job board for candidates with a criminal record
20. 70 Million Jobs
Best for finding: Candidates who were formerly incarcerated
Did you know that 70 million people in the US have a criminal record? Yep, as many Americans have criminal records as college diplomas. But studies show that employees with a criminal background can actually perform better. And not only that, retention rates can be higher for employees with criminal records. Finally, there’s a job board specifically for candidates who have a criminal record.
On 70 Million Jobs employers can:
- Get high-volume, energized traffic through the sites job-seeker marketing campaigns
- Build a targeted campaign using email, text and phone
- Integrate with your current applicant tracking system, or access your XML feed to streamline the hiring process
Cost: Starts at $149
About 70 Million Jobs:
I realized that if the process of reentering society was hard for me, it had to be hard for a lot of my brothers and sisters who also did time. And that was when I came up with the idea for 70 Million Jobs. My team and I want to help YOU land a job. My personal goal is to find jobs for one million people.
We talk to large, national employers every day who are ready and willing to give people a second chance. And we want YOU to get a job with one of those companies.
— Note from Founder and CEO, Richard Bronson who spent two years in prison before launching 70 Million Jobs
Top Feature: The free candidate traffic-building campaigns are without a doubt the favorite feature here.
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