What steps can employers take to recruit a workforce that is diverse in its religious make-up?
An employer could team up with a local inter-faith organisation to help it reach out to individuals from different faiths. When inviting candidates to interview, the employer should be amenable to requests to change a proposed interview time or day, because this might enable a candidate to conform to the requirements of his or her religion. If the employer will be providing food to candidates during an assessment process, it should ask in the invitation to interview letters if they have any specific dietary requirements. Providing vegetarian and vegan options should meet the needs of most religions. In addition, the employer should train interviewers to be aware of cultural differences, for example a reluctance to shake hands with a person of the opposite sex.