5 Ways To Build A More Diverse Engineering Team (And Why You Need To)

Despite the growing focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in many companies, engineering continues to lag behind other job types.

One major contributor to this ongoing problem is the bias-laden methods used in technical recruiting, such as traditional resume reviews and interviews, that fail to promote diversity. While early-career candidates from renowned universities like MIT are highly sought after by tech recruiters, graduates from less prestigious schools often face challenges in securing their first engineering jobs.

This isn’t just biased—it’s bad for business. According to a study by McKinsey, racially and ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform industry standards.

Here are five ways to bring skilled candidates from more diverse backgrounds onto your engineering teams: