Research proves that the workplace benefits from hiring employees who represent different socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and general world perspectives. Columbia Business School, for example, recently published a study that measured the effect of group decisions in workplaces with varying levels of diversity. They found that heterogeneity promotes creativity and encourages complex thinking. There aren’t many surprises here; most experienced company managers have witnessed the positive impact of diversity in the workplace. At the management level, the question doesn’t usually lie in whether to promote diversity, but how to do so.If you are responsible for hiring, the message is simple: If you want your company to grow and thrive, hire employees in balanced ratios that reflect the broader population. What does this mean for job seekers? As Americans, we strive to accomplish equality. In some areas, we still fall short; it’s important to be aware, and question the environment. Read on to learn how to detect diversity in a company, and how it benefits you.