Can My Company Pay Higher Bonuses To Employees Who Refer Diverse Candidates?
In the other geographies where my company is based we have a program which pays higher bonuses to current employees who refer diverse candidates and it has been a very successful program. We would like to increase diversity in our pipeline, starting with gender diversity in UK & Europe.
I hear mixed reviews about this and wanted to check if this is actually discriminatory here in the UK or parts of Europe. If so, can someone share their views on why is it so.?
In my understanding, the distinction lies in recruiting practices versus hiring practices. To be clear, I understand it is improper and illegal to hire someone based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin or other protected category. But ensuring that a company has diverse candidates in its recruiting pipeline is a fair game. Thoughts are welcome