Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity matters! A study of diversity in the workplace conducted over several years found that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity outperform their competitors by 15% and those in the top quartile for ethnic diversity outperform their competitors by 35%. Diversity in the workplace increases creativity, fosters innovation, provides better consumer understanding, enriches brainstorming and leads to better decision making.
Top 10 Best Practices for Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
- Make diversity and inclusion a priority of executive leadership.
- Include diversity and inclusion in your company’s strategic planning process, mission and vision.
- Always require a diverse slate of candidates for every open position.
- Include diversity in your new employee orientation.
- Provide diversity awareness training for board, staff, volunteers and members.
- Advertising or marketing.
- Recruit thoughtfully.
- Support matters.
- Celebrate your workforce differences.
- Once you have a diverse workforce, keep it.