Diversity in Hiring

Please be very detailed and write this in essay format.

Lauren Rice is trying to decide which of two applicants to hire. One has slightly better skills and more experience, but the other is also well qualified. The first candidate is Black and the second is Hispanic. Lauren’s department is 40 percent Black and has no Hispanics even though the company’s core values include promoting diversity. How would you advise Lauren regarding her hiring decision?

  1. Who should Lauren hire and why?
  2. How do you think an applicant’s race should be considered in hiring decisions?
  3. If an organization is interested in diversifying its employees, how would you recommend that it legally do so?