Recruiting Diversity Case Study

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How does the agency ensure diversity in the recruiting process?
The FBI has a serious commitment to ensure diversity and inclusiveness of all races, genders, and cultures. To ensure that the agency commitment is being fulfilled, the agency track the successes of their diversity initiatives (Hartmann,2002). The particular initiatives includes; providing EEO-related training, such as cultural diversity, to every employees.
As well as monitors and reporting employment practices, such as their hiring/selection process, that may adversely impact any employee or group. In addition to, establishing special emphasis programs, to identify issues and concerns that relate to various groups, and to establish goals and objectives to resolve problems (Hartmann,2002).
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Thus, the need for agents who possess Arabic, Korean, or Vietnamese language skills; and persons with an extensive knowledge in computing and information technology. In order for the agency to find these qualified candidates, many experts believe that the agency should implement these as career choices early in students (Cunningham,2003).
Agency ethically approaches to Ethical issues
The FBI, has a strong belief that the agency executives set the tone for what constitutes acceptable behavior (Kouns,2007). Therefore, leaders must not only model appropriate actions but ensure that personnel who cross ethical lines face appropriate consequences. Otherwise, unethical behavior likely will increase (Kouns,2007). In fact, high ranking FBI official’s belief that everyone employed at the agency should be held to the same accountability regardless of rank.
Interesting, the FBI sought cyber special agents to fulfill the number of vacancies the agency had. The agency was seeking technology experts that also included those with experience in hacking (Kouns,2007). Due to the quickly evolving cyber threats to the United States within the last couple of years; the agency was willing to look past applicant’s criminal behavior in order to protect the
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To become hired within the FBI, an applicant must complete an extensive application process, in addition to passing a background check which requires an applicant to pass a polygraph exam, a drug test, and a credit and records check and must be eligible to qualify for a top-secret security clearance (Cunningham,2003). In order for a job prospect to enter the FBI training academy. They must meet the prequalification requirements. The minimum requirements are as follows: Each candidates must be at least 23 years old, but younger than 37 (Hartmann,2002). However, Veterans, may be granted an age waiver if they are older than 37 in special cases. In addition to the age requirement, each candidates must be a United States citizen or a citizen of the Northern Mariana Islands (Hartmann,2002). Hartmann, (2002) also states, the minimum education accepted is a four-year degree from an accredited college or university that is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education.
To fight against cyber hackers, the FBI sought cyber special agents to fulfill the number of vacancies the agency had. The agency was seeking technology experts that also included those with experience in hacking (Kouns,2007). Due to the quickly evolving cyber threats to the United States within the last couple of years; the agency was willing to look past applicant’s criminal behavior in order to protect the

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