Never seen that over here and would be surprised if I did.... the idea scares me to be honest, it cannot be good for business. You don't see companies in Australia brag about their diversity either.
This also leans to another question we face a lot as Recruiters. Do you hire the best available now (and maybe settle for something less than perfect), or do you wait to find THAT PERFECT candidate?
You’ve opened a veritable minefield of issues with this one! First using “Eskimo” isn’t very PC of you. I believe that “Inuit” is the correct term. Second, you assume that those doing the hiring are actually able to choose the most qualified person for the job and that’s a really big assumption. Third, I just happened to have this discussion with a colleague yesterday who is a woman, over 40, disabled, and a minority. I said that there a kind of reverse discrimination against white males who are over 40 in diversity hiring (of course I would think that because I’m a white male over 40). She said that she would hope that we would always hire the person who is most qualified for the job. I think that’s difficult to do when the focus shifts to meeting affirmative action goals.