Two reasons to hire engineers from underrepresented groups

The first reason is straightforward: it is just basic human decency to make hiring more fair.

The second reason is a bit less obvious: it is good for your business in a very direct way.

There is huge shortage of talent in tech, but the common hiring process is discouraging big groups of people that don’t match the stereotype of a programmer, like women or people of color. This leads to those groups being under-employed.

On average, you need to pay less for the same talent, or you get higher-quality talent for the same price.

How much time will pass before this becomes common sense?

Read what Dan Luu writes about data on discrimination.