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"The lack of diversity in arts in London can partly be attributed to the narrow-minded approach arts organizations have towards hiring and recruiting. These organizations need a dedicated to diversity officer to identify minority candidates and shepherd them towards suitable positions within the organization. All too often, there are minority candidates who would be an asset to an institution, but may not be right for the particular position they have applied for. There should be a structure in place that looks at these candidates and offers alternative positions to ensure they don't get discouraged and move to a different career area. I suspect that most hiring decisions are made with the narrow focus of: Does this person have the exact skills and personality for this particular position rather than would this person be an asset to the organization in the long run."

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