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Today’s workplace is diverse – different races, cultures, religions and backgrounds. And it’s not uncommon for employers to factor diversity at work in both their hiring schematic as well as their overall organizational and inclusion programs. Conducting periodic diversity audits will ensure that each of these goals is met.

A diversity audit should begin with ensuring that everyone – from upper management down – has a thorough understanding of laws governing diversity recruitment, including affirmative action planning and equal employment opportunity hiring. And for federal contractors and subcontractors, in particular, they should be fully cognizant and compliant with the mandates stipulated by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, otherwise known as the OFCCP, as it relates to diversity hiring and recruitment of minorities, veterans, women and persons with disabilities.

An audit team should