Posted on January 12, 2024

Sen. Cotton Goes After Recruiting Firms After Reports Accuse Them of Excluding ‘Non-Diverse’ Candidates

Henry Rodgers, Daily Caller, January 11, 2024

Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton sent letters Thursday to ten recruiting firms regarding their diversity quota hiring practices after reporting revealed that recruiting firms are conspiring with companies to exclude “non-diverse” candidates from the hiring pool.

The Daily Caller first obtained the letters to the following ten different recruiting firms: Robert Half, Kelly Services, Randstad North America, Korn Ferry, ManpowerGroup, Egon Zehnder, Spencer Stuart, Heidrick & Struggles, Russell Reynolds Associates and Diversified Search Group. In the letters, Cotton calls on the firms to refuse any request to racially discriminate while recruiting.

“Compliance with DEI mandates may violate federal law. {snip}’” Cotton wrote in the letters.